There are several possible options that can help you continue breastfeeding when you return to work. It is worth thinking about it in advance - it will help prepare you and your employer. Breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby and provides many benefits.
The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of a child's life to ensure their best start in terms of growth, development and health. Combining breastfeeding with breastfeeding from a bottle can be a good way to continue to breastfeed your baby while you are at work. On our site you will find instructions on how to safely store the extracted milk.
Tip: Stick labels with the date on the milk you are dropping, so you or your child's guardian will know which milk to use first.
If there is a nursery at or near your workplace, you can breast-feed before work, after work or during lunch breaks. Ask your employer for flexible working hours, tailored to your baby's feeding time. Employers are required to provide resting places for pregnant women and nursing mothers, which should be a resting place for lying down. Employers should also provide a safe and secure place where we can extract and store milk; It can not be a toilet.
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