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Returning to the workplace while continuing to breastfeed can be a challenge. First and foremost, it means women will have to pump breast milk to store and then use with a bottle. It also means you have to be a little organized and plan ahead. Here are the top 10 things you will need for pumping breast milk when you go back to work.
- 1.Breast pump and parts: To maintain a milk supply for any length of time (the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends one to two years of breast milk), you will need a quality breast pump. The Affordable Care Act requires that all women have access to pumps through their insurance plans.
- 2.Storage bags: You will need the ones specially made for breast milk, and not zip-close bags as they are too porous and can leak bacteria into the milk.
- 3.Pumping bra: You can purchase one or make one out of a sports bra.