You have made it through the first weeks or maybe even months of breastfeeding...way to go! Here comes your next challenge: how to breastfeed once you add work back into the mix. We've got you covered here as well.
With many options and choices available, selecting a breast pump can be an overwhelming experience for the new or expecting mom. It would be helpful for you to determine in advance if you are going to be pumping on occasion or on a daily basis, and do the research, as not all pumps are created equal.
Pumping is a great idea for a breastfeeding mom, whether you're going back to work or need milk for an occasional bottle.
Every breastfeeding mother who has gone back to work has a story about what has worked for them. There are as many solutions as there are mothers! If you know other women at work who have pumped, talk to them about how it worked for them and how they overcame any challenges.
Successful breastfeeding and working can mix. It takes some planning and preparation (like most things a mother does!), but you can continue to provide your baby with the benefits of breast milk for as long as possible, even while you're on the job.