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Breastfeeding after you return to work? You've found the right place!


Welcome to - the Internet home for any and all information about breastfeeding for working moms. Breastfeeding after you return to work can be a challenge, but it's an accomplishment you can be proud of!

Why Work and Pump??

By continuing to breastfeed after you return to work, you will:

  • Provide the best nutrition for your baby
  • Make it possible to keep breastfeeding when you are together
  • Keep a special closeness to your baby even when you must be apart
  • Save money
  • Avoid the health risks associated with formula feeding
  • Miss less work, because breastfed babies are sick less

The links to the left direct to you the different areas of this website - each for a specific area of concern that working mothers face.

 Find out more about breastfeeding in the Breastfeeding Basics section. Learn how to plan for working and pumping and how to talk about breastfeeding with your employer in the Getting Started section. Find help for supply problems on the Supply pages. Within the Getting Started section are pages for Breastmilk Storage and Handling, Pumping Basics, Planning for Your First Day Back, and coming soon - Daycare Issues. Choosing a Pump discusses different breastpumps and how to choose the best one for you.

You may notice that I pack my text with hyperlinks, often I just put them right in the text without a separate line (like the word "hyperlink" above - watch for the tell-tale underlining). Many of these links take you away from That's because I want to make you aware of the many valuable resources for good quality (and often evidence-based) parenting advice. (Or sometimes I just want to show you something funny) Don't forget to bookmark in your Internet favorites!

Enjoy this website! Check back often, as it will be expanding and changing all the time.

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Working without Weaning is now available!


NEWS FLASH: Breastfeeding gets a PR Facelift from Best for Babes

Be sure to check out their website: BEST for BABES is the only non-profit dedicated to giving breastfeeding a makeover and to revealing and removing the �booby traps�- the barriers to breastfeeding that keep tripping women up! (including returning to work, right??) New moms don�t need more judgment, pressure, or to be discriminated against for nursing, they deserve to be cheered on, coached and celebrated!


Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor. All of the articles written on this website were written by me for educational purposes, but are not meant to diagnose or treat any medical disorders. If you are concerned about your health, or that of your child, consult with your health care provider regarding the advisability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your individual situation.

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