How do you make pumping at work easier?
Given all that you’re tasked with at work, pumping can be an added challenge. Get pumping advice from one breastfeeding mom who’s experienced the back-to-work transition after maternity leave.
Talk to your employer. “Give your supervisor a heads-up. Talk to them about what you’ll need and show them that you have a game plan.”
Leave a pump at work. “Not having to haul a pump back and forth between home and work was a lifesaver for me.”
Keep spare parts at the office. “Missing a few parts can throw off your whole schedule, so I have a drawer at work that’s full of extra valves, flanges and tubes.”
Multitask as you pump. “I actually work while I pump. It makes me feel more efficient so I can leave work at work.”
Put pumping sessions on your work calendar. “Having my sessions blocked out was a discreet and efficient way to let my co-workers know I’d be unavailable for meetings.”