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Back To Work…and Pumping

Over the years workplaces (even daycares and churches) have taken the actions to set up a breastfeeding or mother-friendly workplaces. Fortunately,¬† I have my own office, so nursing my son at work or even pumping at work wasn’t an issue. But I know several moms that have an issue of not having space to pump or not given the time to pump at work. Thanks to World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)¬†for promoting mommies to work¬†and breastfeed. I thought what a perfect time to share my story about not necessarily breastfeeding at work but being a working mom, pumping and nursing. Breastfeeding doesn’t have to stop when you return back to work. However, it does require A LOT¬†of work and consistency! Especially, if you are a new mom, you already have no idea what you’re doing no matter how many books you’ve read or classes you took. New moms are adjusting to a new baby, a new lifestyle, new changes in their significant other, new changes within themselves, working, maintaining a home, etc. That’s just to name a few. So I figured I would give some tips on how¬†I managed all of this; particularly pertaining to pumping at work.

My Pumping Schedule:

  1. Nurse baby before daycare
  2. First Session- Pump around 8:30/9 a.m.
  3. Second Session- Pump around 12/12:30 p.m.
  4. Third Session- Pump around 3/3:30 p.m. OR nurse as soon as you pick up baby from daycare.

**Please keep in mind this schedule will change due to your baby’s age and diet. You won’t always get the same amount of milk each time if your baby is a little older and nursing less. Oh! Please don’t forget to create a little sign that lets others now you are pumping. You don’t want to¬†be interrupted.**

What Helps With Getting MORE Milk?

  • Water
  • Fenugreek Vitamins
    Take 3 tablets/per meal =9-12 tablets a day Take until your milk increases then stop your intake until you need it again.
  • Eat more calories
  • Fruits
  • Oatmeal
  • RELAX
  • Picture of baby- Yup!¬†A picture of your baby will help your milk flow, especially if you are in a relaxed setting. Nursing or even pumping while tensed causes slow milk flow and low production.

 Pump & Store Successfully:

I used Medela products and loved it. I didn’t use their storage bags because¬†it was too expensive and I didn’t get much for my price. Although, I used medela bottles for pumping “KickBack” never drunk out of them (he hated the nipples). It didn’t¬†mimic mine at all.

This is my exact Medela pumping kit. Very pricey but it includes a separate bag to store your milk in with a little ice cooler. With this your milk stays cool for up to 12 hours. I often put my bottle or bags in this cooler and placed the whole cooler in the refrigerator at work.

Purchasing the Medela Easy Expression Bustier Bra is a MUST. You can either buy one or cut two tiny holes in a tight sports bra. Regardless you must have it. It allows you to get work done and multi-task!

You can either put your milk in the bottle or these bags. Be sure to LABEL them. Tip: lay flat when storing them in the freezer.

Quick way to clean your pumping material at work

  • Burp Cloth
  • Breastfeeding wipes
  • Nursing Pads

Below is more information and resources provided by WABA

 2015-Breastfeeding Week