Breastfeeding and The Working Mommy

Posted 04-23-2014 at 12:42 PM by Matrivine

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Breast feeding is both rewarding to mom and baby. There are bonding benefits as well as health benefits. However, our fast pace lifestyle makes it difficult to give our little ones what they need while trying to make a living. What options are there when you go back to work?


Pumping or hand expression in pretty easy to do. Picking a breast pump can be a little more tricky. Many are very expensive. There are pumps that can pump both breasts at the same time. There are one breast at a time breast pumps. There are manual and electric pumps. If you have the time (and the aim) you could even procure milk from your breasts using your own hands. Choosing a pump really depends on two things. How much can you afford to spend on a breast pump? How much time do you have. A double pump may be best if you have less time, even if it is a little more expensive. On the other hand if you have less cash a manual pump may be a better fit.

Breast milk is pretty easy to store as well. When frozen, breast milk can last up to six months.  Special bags for milk storage are sold at different stores, although if you would like to save a few dollars it can also be stored in bottles. Simply make sure the bottle is microwavable so that your care taker can heat your milk up to a comfortable temperature for your baby.

Close To Work

Many mothers still would like to nurse their little one as much as possible, even when they have gone back to work. To do this try to find a suitable sitter close to your work place. You can visit on lunch breaks to give your cutie a meal. Let your care taker know that you will be popping in to breast feed your baby and will need some space for that. Most care takers are agreeable to these terms. Also make sure you leave milk with your care taker just in case you are stuck in traffic or can’t get away. Then your little one will still be able to eat on time.


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2 Responses to “Breastfeeding and The Working Mommy”

  1. mariposablue on April 23rd, 2014 12:56 pm

    You should never heat a bottle in the microwave as it will get very hot in certain spots and not warm throughout. It should be warmed in a bath of warm water.

    Many health insurances now cover the cost of a breastpump.

    The information provided here is very basic and those interested should go to for more in depth information.

  2. Amissa on April 25th, 2014 8:54 am

    I agree with MariposaBlue – bottles should not be “microwavable” because they shouldn’t be put in the microwave for heating!

    This seems like dated information being reposted & I wouldn’t even call it ‘basic’ information – it’s the obvious state of affairs for the obtusely clueless!

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