Back at Work
l Starting work mid-week may help you and
l Breastfeed before leaving home, at the
childcare center, and after work.
l Pack items you will need throughout the
day, including a cooler bag, ice packs,
bottles, breast pump and accessories.
l Pack nutritious food and drinks to help
you maintain your energy.
l Keep extra breast pads available in case
you experience leaking.
Maintaining Your Milk Supply
l Express milk before your breasts feel too full.
l Massaging your breasts while pumping will
help to promote milk flow and increase your
l Your baby may want to breastfeed more often
when you are together. This is normal and
will help you keep up your milk supply.
Support Breastfeeding... It’s Worth It!
Do you have questions about breastfeeding?
Please call your local WIC clinic or 1-888-655-2942.
Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline 1-877-271-MILK (6455)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Oklahoma State Department of Health Breastfeeding website http://bis.health.ok.gov
A special thanks to Adrianna Halstead, WIC’s Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Specialist, who is featured in the photos with
her twin boys, Preston and Wyatt. She has been successfully breastfeeding her twins while working full time. Photo cour-tesy
of Sara’s Photo Creations, LLC http://www.sarasphotocreations.com
Childcare and employer photos © are reprinted with permission of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
This publication, printed by the University of Oklahoma Printing Services is issued by the Oklahoma State
Department of Health, as authorized by Terry Cline, Ph.D., Commissioner of Health. 25,000 Copies were printed at a cost of
$3,300. in May of 2011. Copies have been deposited with the Publications Clearinghouse of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
Returning to Work
ODH P079-001 06-2011