Briefcase + Breastpump, it’s back to the office we go!
Hi there, new Mom! If you are venturing back into a workplace outside of your home, we are here for you. Going back to work while breastfeeding will fill you with a lot of emotions; some positive ones and some very challenging ones. Just like time at home - you will have great days and hard days, but each one will make you stronger. We are here to walk with you on the journey and spill the beans, or should we say, milk?
By now, you have become comfortable with your pumping schedule … stick to it mom! You know the milk-milestones that you are striving for, make it a goal every day to follow your routine so you can maintain your milk supply. Be sure to have a quality breast pump and all the supplies you need! It is important to keep yourself hydrated and nourished, so be sure to drink plenty of water and of course, we suggest having Lacsnac Lactation Overnight Oats in the office fridge for a nutritious lunch or mid-day snack.
On day one, meet with your supervisor and explain your pumping schedule and your “job” as a breastfeeding mom. This will set you up for success and ensure that you communicate your needs right away. Your employer and coworkers should be understanding, but remember that not everyone is comfortable with breastfeeding so you may need to practice some patience as they also get comfortable with your ‘new normal’ Most importantly, lean on your support system! Your family and friends are here for you, especially with this big transition.
It takes extraordinary strength and fortitude to breastfeed and pump while at work, knowing that you are doing amazing things that will benefit your little one today and for the rest of their life. We cannot guarantee every day will be the easiest day, but we can guarantee that you got this!
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