The first days back to work can be a challenge, but you can make you and your baby’s transition easier by following a few easy steps such as preparing during pregnancy, taking a practice day, and starting with a short work week.
For details and more tips, download NCBC’s handouts here:
- NCBC’s Human Milk Storage handout
- NCBC’s Milk Expression handout
- NCBC’s Breastfeeding and Returning to Work handout
- NCBC’s Breastfeeding Laws and Regulations handout
There are also laws protecting the right to express milk during the workday. Read more about this on our Breastfeeding Laws and Regulations page.
For businesses, NCBC and the NC Division of Public Health created a planning and resource guide for employers who want to support their breastfeeding employees and customers. See the toolkit here.
Is your worksite breastfeeding friendly? Register for NCBC’s “Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace” award here.