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From Burp Cloth to Briefcase: 12 Tips for New Moms Returning to Work

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Know Your Breastfeeding Rights


If you are breastfeeding, it's important to know your legal rights regarding breastfeeding and pumping. Under the Affordable Care Act, employers are required to provide an area, other than a bathroom, that is private, shielded from view and free of intrusion from others for an employee to express breast milk. Under this law, employers are also required to provide a reasonable break for a nursing mother to express breast milk when the need arises, for up to one year after the birth of her child.

Talk to your manager about the amount of time you'll need to pump and work out a plan. Many mothers continue to breastfeed for several months after returning to work, but if you find it too difficult to keep up with, go back and reread tip #1.

Next: Get on a Convenient Feeding Schedule

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