5 Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers Who Plan on Going Back to Work
The fact that the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009 protects and supports breastfeeding in the office can serve as a great motivator for many mommies. To help you even further, you might want to consider the following tips:
1. Invest in a good pump
As you will have to bring the pump to work, it’s best to invest in a good, sturdy pump. Choosing the less expensive one may be appealing, but it might cost you even more if it wouldn’t last.
2. Establish a good milk supply during your maternity leave
While still on maternity leave, it’s best to establish a good milk supply. What would help is to nurse on demand initially and then at about week 3, start regularly pumping after each time you breastfeed your baby.
3. Stock up on milk in the freezer
Before going to work, try to stock up on milk and store them in the freezer. That way, when you’re back to work, you can rest easy knowing that your baby will have breast milk. Remember that stress can affect your milk supply.
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