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Pregnancy and Newborns   - Feeding Your Baby

Feeding Your Baby

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  • At Work

    At Work Breastfeeding at work When you return to work, plan to get up a little earlier than usual to allow time to breastfeed your baby before leaving for work. Many mothers find they maintain milk p...

  • Child Care

    Child Care Deciding among child care options is a particularly tough decision for many mothers, especially for a first child. In some instances, the child's parents arrange work schedules so that one...

  • Getting Ready

    Getting Ready Breastfeeding preparedness before returning to work About two weeks before you return to work, start pumping or expressing milk for storage to use once you return to work. Initially, pu...

  • Your Workplace

    Your Workplace Employer support will be beneficial to successfully continuing breastfeeding. Discuss your plan to continue to breastfeed, and your need to pump or express breast milk during the workd...

  • Introducing a Bottle

    Introducing a Bottle If baby is to be bottle fed in your absence, introduce the bottle prior to returning to work. It is best to breastfeed a baby exclusively for the first three to four weeks, howev...

  • Maternity Leave

    Maternity Leave Many women continue to breastfeed whether their maternity leave of absence lasts four to six weeks, or several months. However, the longer the leave of absence, the longer you will ha...

  • Milk Expression

    Milk Expression Expressing your milk You will have to remove milk from your breasts on a regular basis if you are to provide enough of your milk for your high-risk baby. Many mothers find they can ap...

  • Breast Milk Expression - Helpful Equipment

    Breast Milk Expression - Helpful Equipment Which breast pumps are best to use? In most cases, mothers will need to rent or purchase an appropriate breast pump to help empty the breasts and maintain a...