I'm returning to work soon and want to continue giving my baby breastmilk. How can I prepare for this?
The key to continuing to breastfeed after you return to work is planning ahead. To ease the transition back to work, start pumping two to four weeks before returning to work. Many mothers are able to express extra breastmilk that can be frozen in breastmilk storage bags for later use.
Best times to pump
Moms usually find that they have the most milk in the morning hours. Early evening is not the best time to collect milk.
Having extra breastmilk on hand will help you get through the days when you have a temporary lower quantity of breastmilk because of fatigue, stress, or maternal or infant illness.
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