Kerri Langdon-Martin was anxious about returning to work after her son was born. She felt torn between being home with her child and earning a living. But the South Bend, Indiana, mom found that pumping breast milk at her desk helped her feel closer to her baby, so she felt less guilty about going to work each day. "Any way I can feel connected to my son is good," she says.
Resuming the daily grind can be stressful for any new mom, especially those who want to continue nursing. And pumping can extend breastfeeding, save you money, and offer your baby vital nutrients. To ease the transition, we've rounded up plenty of advice from experts and moms.