Returning to Work

Following these tips prior to returning to work will make your 1st day back go more smoothly for you:

  • Talk with supervisor now about breaks
  • Decide where you will pump
  • Where will you store the expressed milk?
  • Research and choose a double-electric pump – talk with your insurance and ask what pump they provide. If it is not a double electric pump, discuss this with them and ask about an upgrade. You will need this kind of pump to keep up your milk supply and to reduce the break time away from work.
  • Know your rights – employers must allow breaks (unpaid) and a clean, private place to pump that is NOT a bathroom or janitor closet. Think about your manager’s office; an empty office; a funny little empty space that can be converted
  • Some employers have lactation programs with benefits