A Practical Guide to Successfully Pumping at Work, from a Lactation Counselor and Mom

Updated: 6 days ago

You are reading a guide about pumping at work. Which means you are still feeding your baby breast milk! Bravo!


Whether your baby drinks 1 ounce or 30 ounces of breast milk a day, this is a huge win.


Our bodies were made for breastfeeding, but that doesn't mean that it is easy.


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As you plan to return to work...

  1. You may feel a little nervous about maintaining the milk supply you and your baby have worked so hard for. And rightfully so. Maintaining your milk supply while pumping at work is no small feat.

  2. Or maybe you are just trying to figure out the best times to pump and how to actually build pumping into your workday. This can be a challenge.

  3. And if you're a planner, you are probably trying to figure out which breast pump to choose and which supplies you need.


You are in the right place for all of these things.


I am excited to share with you my favorite practical tips for pumping at work and share a ton of helpful resources.

 

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Summary


How To Prepare to Pump at Work


There are a few things you need to line up as you prepare for pumping at work.


Even if you're not a big planner, like me.


Believe me.


You don't want to be caught with your shirt off, breasts full, but without the supplies you need.


Or with a boss that didn't expect you to build pumping into your work day.


Or to spend 30 minutes wandering around trying to find a place to pump on your first day back (been there).


As you begin to think about transitioning back into the work place, you are going to have many big emotions. And things to do.


As with everything else (hello, parenting life), find 15 minutes here and there to slowly chip away at your list.


Let this list of to-do's help you get organized rather than overwhelm you.


One thing at at time.


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