When I returned to work mini me was almost 4 months old.  She didn’t really care for the bottle during the day, and nursed non-stop when I returned home.  My supply stayed in-tact, as I pumped twice per day at work, and I still do.

How did I do it?
While returning to work was hard in itself, pumping wasn’t as bad.  My job has a lactation room, and if it wasn’t available my boss allowed me to use his office.  In the beginning I pumped over 15 oz each session.  I pumped on-schedule as if I were feeding her, which was usually 11 am and 2 pm.

What helped?

  • Having a convenient, efficient breast pump – Medela Pump instyle Advance
  • Calling to check-in on mini me before each session
  • Having photos and videos on my phone
  • Staying relaxed
  • Having water before and after each session.  Staying hydrated is necessary to maintaing your supply.

By pumping at work, you ensure that your little one gets the best even when you’re not there to serve it up directly from the source.

Did you continue breast feeding when you returned to work? How did it work out?
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Kim is a 30 something Brooklyn, NY native, currently enjoying Long Island suburban life with her husband and two daughters. She not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also shares her love for the things that she finds beautiful: her love of family, travel, cars, and makeup and skincare on Beauty and the Bump NYC. In addition to that, she is a writer for A Girl's Guide to Cars. Now, if that wasn’t enough, she also took on the role of class parent for her daughter's 3rd-grade class. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she gets it all done with style, grace, and of course, beauty.