Back to work

  • Breastfeed your baby before you leave for work. I know, the mornings are rushed and stressful, but letting you baby breastfeed before you are separated is good for your milk supply and reduces the total number of pumping per day.

  • Once at work, pump every 3 hours, or when your baby usually breastfeeds.

  • Pumping sessions will probably take 10-20 minutes. Pump until the milk stops flowing, and then about 1-2 minutes longer.

  • Hand expression for a couple of minutes after you’ve finished pumping can really maximize your supply.

  • DON’T WATCH! Try looking at a picture or video of your baby.  Your milk will letdown quicker and you will pump more milk if you are distracted with happy thoughts of your baby.

  • Breastfeed as soon as you are reunited with your baby. Ask your baby’s caregiver not to bottle feed too close to the time you will be together again.

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