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 is a wonderful source of information for pumping moms |

Working & Breastfeeding articles from la Leche League |

Pumping Log for tracking pumping sessions |

Pumping & Bottle-Feeding from |

Several articles for employed-outside-the-home mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher


Expressing Milk

Hand Expression of Milk |
*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 |

Making It Work: Hand-Expression, from La Leche League |


Milk Storage

Guidelines for storing pumped milk | Website |


Exclusive Pumping

Article from |

Long-Term Pumping When Direct Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work Out, by Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC


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?



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 Website

Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding United States Breastfeeding Committee

Mother Nurture Breastfeeding also offers corporate lactation program development assistance.