Returning To Work When You Are Breastfeeding

Returning To Work When You Are Breastfeeding

A video with suggestions if you are considering returning to work.

Breastfeeding. Naturally. Chapter 7: Returning to Work

This video clip is based on a Breastfeeding NZ, Ministry of Health series that follows 9 women on their breastfeeding journey. You can view this and other video clips online at the Breastfeeding NZ YouTube channel.


The video covers:

  • continuing to breastfeed when you go back to work
  • expressing and storing breast milk
  • talking to your employer about breastfeeding breaks and having a comfortable place to breastfeed
  • how early childhood centres can support breastfeeding
  • juggling work and home
  • taking baby to work with you
  • benefits to employers of supporting mums to continue to breastfeed

You might like to check more content on breastfeeding including videos and key messages translated into 9 languages.

Find out more about getting breastfeeding established

See the whole breastfeeding section

This page last reviewed 14 December 2021.

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