Tag Archives: returning to work

Questions about pumping and storing breast milk.

Ask Anne… When I pump, I only get 1 ounce per side. I am worried because I am returning to work in 2 weeks and I’m not going to have enough breast milk to get her through the day while I’m at work.  She must be getting more than 1 ounce per when I nurse her, because she’s a big baby …

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Do I really need a breast pump?

pumping and storing breastmilk

Ask Anne… Answer: Hi Cheryl! How lucky you are to be able to stay at home with this baby. I know there must be nursing mothers out there who miss their jobs and look forward to going back to work, but I think they are in the minority. Most working mothers would love to stay at home, but just can’t afford …

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Can I give formula during the day and breastfeed only at night?

Ask Anne… Question:  I started back to work this week, and I am giving formula during the day and breastfeeding only at night. How much benefit is  my baby losing? Answer: Your baby will continue to get the benefits of breastfeeding for as long as he nurses. Any amount of breast milk is beneficial, and your baby will continue to receive …

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Returning to Work

This is the unfortunate reality for many nursing mothers these days. I say ‘unfortunate’ because I can think of very few nursing mothers I have worked with over the years who really look forward to going back to work and leaving their babies. While I do believe that the optimal situation is for a baby to remain at home with …

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