Get ready for Pumping at the office


Breastfeeding tips for working moms + Boosting milk supply secret weapon!

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Five Tips For Pumping At Work

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How to Prepare for Pumping at Work

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Pumping at Work Routine | Nurse | Full Time Working Mom on PCU

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DROPS | How to Prepare for Pumping at Work

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HOW TO PUMP AT WORK (tips and routine)

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The best way to prepare for work is breastfeed on demand and build a healthy supply. Remember, a healthy supply is the biggest factor influencing your longterm breastfeeding success. Check out the other installments of my pumping series Pumping Mamas.

Your Guide to Pumping at Work Your rights as a working and breastfeeding mom. Before you head back to work, it’s important to know your rights. The Cleaning your breast pump at work.

After cleaning your hands, place all the pump parts that have come into contact with Taking care. Secure An Area To Pump At Work. The ideal pumping area will be private and clean. Make sure that you speak with your employer ahead of time so that you can choose a place to pump that is going to be comfortable for you. Make Sure That Your Employer Understands Your Pumping Needs.

Be consistent, have someone else feed your baby and make sure that you’re using a bottle formulated for breastfed babies. If your baby is resisting, make sure to be patient and offer again later, and consistently offer from that point until you return to work. Get all of my tips on bottle feeding breast milk. If you are pumping at work, there is a good chance that your little one is in full or part-time daycare. If your baby is in daycare, you will need to label your bottles with your baby’s name and the date that the bottle is for. Not the date that you pumped the milk, it’s the date that the bottle should be fed to your baby.

Before pumping at work, practice at home to gain experience with quickly and easily expressing milk. Keep track of what times you pump and how long your pumping sessions last, so you can schedule your pumping breaks on your work calendar. This can be helpful so coworkers won’t schedule meetings around those times.

First Week Back at Work: Be prepared for an emotional week. Leaving your baby isn’t easy, even if you’re looking forward to going back to work. Make sure you’re still pumping regularly to produce enough milk and ward off any milk supply issues like clogged milk There will probably be some last. Come up with a general plan for pumping that fits your work schedule.

In a standard 8 hour work day, many women will need to pump about 3 times for 15 minutes each (20-25 minutes including set up and clean up). In some professions, this will be challenging, so figure out what you can reasonably manage. How to Talk to Your Employer About Pumping at Work How to Prepare for the BIG Conversation. Educate yourself on your rights as a breastfeeding employee (you can read my overview of breastfeeding laws here). This will help you know what to expect in terms of accommodations while pumping at work.

Pay close attention to small details that can make a big difference—like the temperature of the room and the proximity to where you work. “Pumping at work can feel awkward, especially for first-time moms, so the more you can do to prepare in advance, the better,” says Ritter. Pump for the future.

List of related literature:

Maybe this means you clock out when pumping, work longer hours, or catch up on emails while pumping.

“Work. Pump. Repeat.: The New Mom's Survival Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work” by Jessica Shortall
from Work. Pump. Repeat.: The New Mom’s Survival Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work
by Jessica Shortall
ABRAMS, 2015

Pumping is not pleasant work.

“Food and Culture: A Reader” by Carole Counihan, Penny Van Esterik, Alice Julier
from Food and Culture: A Reader
by Carole Counihan, Penny Van Esterik, Alice Julier
Taylor & Francis, 2018

Luckily, pumping is fast becoming a part of business as usual; in some workplaces, it’s even encouraged (see box, opposite page).

“What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

If you have the right kind of job, you can simply work while you pump and avoid the break issue altogether; that’s one reason hands-free pumping (see Chapter 15) was invented!

“The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Completely Revised and Updated 8th Edition” by La Leche League International
from The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Completely Revised and Updated 8th Edition
by La Leche League International
Random House Publishing Group, 2010

Pumping shouldn’t hurt.

“The Nursing Mother's Companion, 7th Edition, with New Illustrations: The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy Through Weaning” by Kathleen Huggins
from The Nursing Mother’s Companion, 7th Edition, with New Illustrations: The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy Through Weaning
by Kathleen Huggins
Harvard Common Press, 2017

Once you’re back on the job, finding the time and the place to pump can be a bit of a challenge, depending on your workplace.

“What to Expect the First Year” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Workman Publishing Company, 2014

Arrange a space for pumping.

“Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood—and Trusting Yourself and Your Body” by Erica Chidi Cohen, Jillian Ditner
from Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood—and Trusting Yourself and Your Body
by Erica Chidi Cohen, Jillian Ditner
Chronicle Books LLC, 2017

If you’re going back to work, will you have a space to pump and store at work?

“Birth Without Fear: The Judgment-Free Guide to Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum” by January Harshe
from Birth Without Fear: The Judgment-Free Guide to Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum
by January Harshe
Hachette Books, 2019

If you are the only breastfeeding mother at your workplace, you may have to educate co-workers about breastfeeding and why you are pumping.

“The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two” by Martha Sears, James Sears, William Sears, Robert W. Sears
from The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
by Martha Sears, James Sears, et. al.
Little, Brown, 2013

I’m the only pumping mother at work now.

“The Dark Side of Social Media: A Consumer Psychology Perspective” by Angeline Close Scheinbaum
from The Dark Side of Social Media: A Consumer Psychology Perspective
by Angeline Close Scheinbaum
Taylor & Francis, 2017

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  • Hey! How were you able to build a milk supply for storing and still manage to breastfeed? When I pump after breastfeeding i tend to not get much out and I’m afraid my baby won’t have enough milk stored while I’m at work

  • The video is very helpful actually just ordered that breast pump and I’ve been debating as to whether I should order the other products that you showed like the coconut oil as well as the massager and I totally think it’s worth it now that I’ve seen the video so thanks

  • watching this…wish Id had this video for reference 3 years ago when i was preparing to breast feed! Working on baby #2 ����so your tips may come in handy after all:) Great tips!! New subbie!

  • It’s not easy pumping while working a shift on the floor. It’s exhausting too. It all matters so much. You make such an impact on the lives of your children for doing this wonderful thing for them. Before you know it, breastfeeding will be in your past. You might even miss it. Enjoy the aspects of this gift while you have it. Stay strong. You are doing s good job.

  • Thanks for sharing. Im a new mom and a new nurse. I just got hired onto my first RN job, and I start on Monday with corporate and clinical orientation. Im nervous about how its gonna go with breast pumping at work. Im really hoping to give breastmilk to my baby until her first birthday on Christmas. Ill be working in Medsurge floor with 5:1 patient:nurse ratio, 84hrs per 2wk period. Rlly nervous about pumping

  • Did you exclusively pump when you went back to work? Or were you still able to nurse your baby. My baby seems to be refusing to nurse now that I started working.

  • i pumped at work, they gave me a space in the break room to do it, it was nice but it was so stressful lol nice thing was i would power pump all night and early morning so i would be on my “fill up” time at work so just alot of swelling and pain and leaking while at work somtimes and id go pump every 3 hours or so…for 20 min or so but i was a MILK MACHINE lol i was blessed, i could pump 8-10oz off each side in 20 min…so my supply was really strong and constant. so i got lucky.

  • Oh man… this took me back to my pumping days! I exclusively pumped for both of my babies! Of all the pumps I tried the Spectra was the best! ������������

  • I just shove my flange into my medela pumping bra (because my flanges don’t detach) and it works just fine! If you don’t mind using a little extra muscle you should try it!

  • omg your kitchen i’m obsessed!! girl you have such good tips I pumped when the kids came right and I wasn’t at work. it was intense I give so much credit for those that have to pump at work!

  • Hello:) here watching I wish I could have breast feed my son but unfortunately I couldn’t. But I plan to try again with future babies:)

  • Hello Addie! This is a touchy subject for me, I only pumped for 2 months�� i should have never gave up. I honestly have to give credit for all the breastfeeding mamas! It isn’t easy. Thanks for sharing your tips I will definitely keep them in mind for my future!

  • Does your baby take the bottle and breast fine? I’m nervous that my baby will get used to the bottle and won’t want to breastfeed anymore but I really want that bonding experience

  • If you liked this video, please tell me what you liked about this video. Will you be returning to work soon on a busy hospital unit and have questions about maintaining supply or other burning questions? Let me know! I’m planning to do some follow up breastfeeding videos just trying to find the time while working and going to school.

  • Love nursing my children. And always miss it because they are big kids now. Really nice you share this to others and motivate them. Would be happy to have the same support for my channel��

  • Hi thanks for your video! I am also a nurse; I work night shift for 12 hours so I already know this pumping journey will be tough. My first day back at work is next week and my daughter is 3 months old. I’m worried that I will not have enough time to pump because as you had said, patients come first, and unfortunately my unit is very very busy so I’d be lucky if I can get 3 pump breaks:/ Do you put your pump parts in the fridge so you don’t have to wash in between sessions?? I’m trying to find ways to pump efficiently and spend less time cleaning at work so I can get back to my patients. Any other tips you have for pumping while at work on a busy unit? Thank you!

  • How do you manage pumping in the car without having your boobs exposed at some point in your trip? I feel like they would just be out where everyone can see and that makes me nervous. Thanks

  • I never thought about pumping on my way to work and on the way home. I currently work as a caregiver (I’m in school currently for my bachelors to then go to veterinary medicine school). I’m glad I bought a car adapter for my pump, since most of my job is driving home to home. all my pumping will have to be done in my car. I’m thinking of buying a car window curtain for some privacy. My uniform for being a caregiver is scrubs. I may have to find a top like yours that buttons down!

  • I love my Spectra pump!!! Also great tips. I like how you shared the law that an employer has to offer a time and a place for mommas to pump. So many times I see Moms showing pictures of their pumping station at work and it’s in the bathroom and truly saddens me.

  • Would you recommend a pump that can last up to 4 pumping a day and can use powerbank? I also travel for work but I don’t always uslle a car. TIA momma��

  • You can totally smell a bad milk! I always smell it anyway, just because u can never know what you eat could make a milk go bad faster than average.. ��

  • I’m a pedi oncology nurse currently on maternity leave. After watching this video… I just want to give you a superwoman cape or an award. You are amazing. I’m nervous about returning to work because I can barely remember to bring or even make my lunch. I pray I can be consistent pumping…


  • Samehere.. i have manual & electric breast pump but the manual works for me too i got more milk when using it rather than using the electric breast pump:)