Are you a working woman? Do you plan to use a breast pump? If that is so read this section to know how you can manage your work and parenting side by side.
Find the right signs
It is important that your body is actually making enough milk which you can feed your baby. Some signs that your body is showing healthy signs of milking might be:
- Your breasts will become bigger, heavier and warm.
- After 4-5 days of feeding the color of milk will change i.e. you will different about feeding and your baby will feed differently.
- There would lactation of milk and the color of your milk would shift from yellow to white.
Being a working mom you will not always be able to feed your baby at will. Without doubt you will be using a breast pump to keep yourself falling in to trouble with breast lumps or reduced milk flow. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind:
Decide your space
Before birth you should often visit your work place and touch base with your co-workers during maternity leave. Get to know the places where you can use your breast pump. Also do use breast pump at home before using it at office. This would make you at ease will using it at your work.
Change work hours
You can also work and manage to feed your baby at the same time. It is easier to do so with a part time job. But if you have a full time job you might decide to move somewhere closer to home or request to have your working hours adjusted if that is acceptable.
Babies and Bottles
If you can’t breast feed regularly due to your work, you can use a breast pump and extract the milk which your baby can use later. For that you have to train your baby for bottle feed. Try to use clean and hygienic bottles for this purpose. Don’t force bottle into your baby’s mouth. This might frighten it. Use gentle and mother love.
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