Breastfeeding your baby has such profound and lifelong benefits for you and your child, which is why many mothers plan to breastfeed exclusively or as much as possible after childbirth. Deciding to breastfeed your baby requires methodical planning in order to remain consistent and reduce problematic encounters that may impede your ability to continue providing breast milk. Pumping on the go has never been easier with these great tips for breastfeeding when you have a busy life.
When you return to work…
Returning to work is the most common reason for separation of mother and baby, but it doesn’t have to deter mothers from breastfeeding. Some helpful tips for working moms who plan to breastfeed might be to first consider part time employment if possible. This will extend the amount of time a mother has to breastfeed. Many mothers find the acceptance of part time employment financially manageable as it reduces the amount of time a child spends in daycare which is quite costly.
Another option might be to consider employment at an agency providing onsite childcare. This allows mothers to easily visit baby when feedings are necessary. Some employers allow you to bring your baby to work with you, or allow you to perform work duties from home more frequently in order to remain professionally productive while managing your commitment to nursing.
For many however, these options may not be as reasonable, and if that is the case consider a childcare facility that is close to your place of employment. You could more easily manage your breaks for nursing your infant by paying a visit to your baby. If you have vacation time available, you may be able to utilize this time you’ve earned with your current employer to help sustain your commitment to breastfeeding. Another consideration for some is to have a daytime caregiver bring baby to work for breastfeeding at least once a day. Remember, breastfed babies are half as likely to get sick during their first year of life so the more committed you are to breastfeeding the less time you are likely to miss work due to a sick baby.
Breastupmps to the rescue!
For those who are unable to implement the previously outlined suggestions, double electric breastpumps allow a working mother to remain committed to giving her child breast milk without forgoing her employment duties.
The U.S. Protection and Affordable Care Act also known as PPACA requires employers with 50 or more staff members to provide mothers a reasonable break time and private location specifically for breast milk expression. Breastpumps are ideal for many working mothers and Aeroflow Breastpumps can work with your insurance carrier to see if you qualify for a double electric breastpump as part of your specific plan benefits. Simply fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form and our dedicated team of Breastpumps Specialists will do the rest. For immediate assistance please call 844-867-9890. We look forward to hearing from you!