Opening quotation mark When I went back to work after having my baby, I talked to my employer about my desire to continue feeding my baby Breastmilk. My employer was supportive and allowed me the time and space to pump my milk so that I could continue to keep my baby healthy even though I had to be away from her. I felt better about going back to work knowing that I could still give her the best nutrition possible and could continue nursing her as long as I wanted to. Closing quotation mark

Gretchen
Breastfeeding Mother

Working Moms - Congratulations on your decision to breastfeed. With this single act you are giving your baby the best possible start in life. More than eight out of ten women in Texas start out breastfeeding their infants, and many of them continue after returning to work. So can you.Working Moms - Congratulations on your decision to breastfeed. With this single act you are giving your baby the best possible start in life. More than eight out of ten women in Texas start out breastfeeding their infants, and many of them continue after returning to work. So can you.

Before Maternity Leave
The best planning happens before maternity leave. Talk to other working moms and make a plan for pumping at work. We’ve got advice for talking to your boss and getting the most maternity leave.
Starting to Pump
Smart moms start pumping and storing breastmilk before they go back to work. This will help you not only get comfortable with pumping but also build your milk supply and allow you to save an emergency backup supply of stored milk.
Returning to Work
Oh, mama, that first day back is always the hardest. We’ve got tips and tricks for making a smooth transition.
Pumping at Work
Tips and advice for everything from finding a private place to pump to getting more breastmilk.
Stockpiling Your Breastmilk
Building up a stockpile of milk ensures that you won’t run out when baby has a growth spurt or you have a low production day.
Storing Your Breastmilk
Can you put it in the fridge? Can you put it in the freezer? And why is it swirly? We answer all your questions here.
Introducing the Bottle
Breastmilk from the breast is best, but once your milk supply is well established, bottles can come in handy when you and your baby are apart.
Mother-Friendly Worksites
Hundreds of businesses all over Texas have programs to support breastfeeding moms. Find out more and learn how to get your company on the list.
What the Law Says
Both Texas and Federal law support a woman’s right to breastfeed her child. We’ll help you understand the laws that you need to be aware of as a working, breastfeeding mom.
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