Weaning is no longer a given for moms returning to the workplace. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that baby receive breast milk through the first year. More and more moms and workplaces are coming together to help this happen. Increasingly, employers are willing to accommodate breastfeeding moms, providing them with the opportunity and support necessary to return to work without giving up breastfeeding.
If you're returning to work before your baby's first birthday but want to continue to breastfeed, consider these steps:
If you're worried about the transition or you've already returned to work and are having problems, consult a lactation professional. While many moms only turn to lactation consultants in the early weeks of breastfeeding, professional advice can be very helpful for the back-to-work transition.
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