Pregnancy is the best time to prepare for breastfeeding and returning to work.

  • Attend prenatal classes available at your hospital, workplace, WIC clinic, or private physician clinic
  • Attend La Leche League meetings to learn more about how to combine breastfeeding and employment
  • Talk with your supervisor to discuss your plans to breastfeed. Find out if your company provides a lactation support program for employees and, if not, ask about private areas where you can comfortably and safely express milk
  • Ask the lactation program director, your supervisor, wellness program director, employee human resources office, or other coworkers if they know of other women at your company who have breastfed after returning to work. Find out their tips for making it work including finding an affordable electric breast pump