You don’t need to stop breastfeeding just because you’re returning to work. Many working women find ways to continue breastfeeding their baby. There are still health benefits for you and your baby and it is a nice way to say hello to your baby when you get home from work.
If you know any breastfeeding mothers who have already gone back to work, ask them for advice. You could also visit healthtalk.org to see mothers talking about going back to work and breastfeeding. Talk to a breastfeeding advocate and other mothers at a breastfeeding drop-in group or call one of the helplines for support and information.
Click here to download the NHS Start4Life leaflet Breastfeeding after returning to work or study
See NHS Choices information on breastfeeding and going back to work
Visit the Breastfeeding Network for information on breastfeeding and returning to work
Watch this Best Beginnings video of three mothers who express their milk for different reasons and find out how mothers continue breastfeeding when they return to work.
For detailed information about your rights when returning to work
Or follow the links to the NHS and DirectGov websites here