Monday, 19 February 2007

Breastfeed & Work....

Breastfeed at Work

If you are planning to return to work, you have a lot more to think about.
Before you begin your maternity leave, find out if there is a lactation policy or benefit in place. Ask if your employer will give you a private place and time to express milk.
Can you work from home a few days a week or ease back into work part-time?
Helping you to continue breastfeeding your baby is in an employer's best interest, as mothers of breastfed babies miss work less often because their babies are sick less often.
You will probably need to pump two to three times in a full-time workday, for about 10 to 15 minutes each time.
Most working women find an electric double breast pump easy to use and most efficient.
Your child care provider should support your breastfeeding relationship with your baby by feeding your child expressed breastmilk—and by welcoming you to feed your baby during the workday.

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