Maintaining Your Milk
The best pump in the world is no match for your baby. To maintain your milk supply, it is important that you continue to breastfeed whenever you are with your baby. If you experience a lower milk supply as you return to work, get help from your WIC peer counselor or lactation consultant.
Tips For Maintaining Your Milk Supply
• Exclusively breastfeed when you are with your baby.
• Nurse your baby right before you leave for and immediately after you return from work.
• Make sure you and your child care provider are on the same page. For example, your baby should not be fed right before you are due to return home.
• Take care of yourself. Getting adequate rest and eating healthy foods will make you feel better and give you more energy.