Returning to Work & Pumping

Many mothers must return to work to some extent while still nursing a baby. Here are some resources to help you in the journey of returning to work, including information about pumping and storing milk.


Working & Pumping

WorkAndPump.com is a wonderful source of information for pumping moms | http://www.workandpump.com

Working & Breastfeeding articles from la Leche League | http://www.lalecheleague.org/nb/nbworking.html

Pumping Log for tracking pumping sessions | http://www.ameda.com/ameda-support-tools/clinical-tools

Pumping & Bottle-Feeding from KellyMom.com | http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/index.html

Several articles for employed-outside-the-home mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher
http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/blog/tag/for-employed-nursing-mothers

 

Expressing Milk

Hand Expression of Milk | http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/HandExpression.html
*This is a video tutorial to help a mother learn to express breastmilk without the use of a breastpump.*

The Knack of Hand Expression, by Linda Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC | http://www.bflrc.com/ljs/breastfeeding/knack.htm

Making It Work: Hand-Expression, from La Leche League | http://www.lalecheleague.org/NB/NBMarApr96p51.html

 

Milk Storage

Guidelines for storing pumped milk | http://www.llli.org/faq/milkstorage.html

Womenshealth.gov Website | http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/pumping-and-milk-storage/

 

Exclusive Pumping

Article from KellyMom.com | http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/maintainsupply-pump.html

Long-Term Pumping When Direct Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work Out, by Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC
http://www.bflrc.com/ljs/breastfeeding/bfnotwk.htm

 

Podcasts from Ameda on Breastfeeding & Pumping

Getting Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start
Breast Pumping Q&A
Working and Breastfeeding
Milk Supply: Fact and Fiction
Why Do So Many Mothers Struggle with Breastfeeding?

 

Books

Balancing Breast & Bottle, by Amy Peterson, BS, IBCLC and Mindy Harmer, MA, CCC-SLP
Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, by Robyne Roche-Paull
The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk, by Diana West, IBCLC and Lisa Marasco, IBCLC
Hirkani’s Daughter, by La Leche League International

 

Corporate Lactation Support & Program Development

Womenshealth.gov Website
http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/going-back-to-work
http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/government-in-action/business-case-for-breastfeeding/index.cfm

Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/LegislationPolicy/FederalPolicies/SurgeonGeneralsCalltoAction/tabid/189/Default.aspx United States Breastfeeding Committee

Mother Nurture Breastfeeding also offers corporate lactation program development assistance.
http://mothernurturebreastfeeding.com/corporate-lactation-programs/