Editor's note: Contributor columns usually run on Tuesdays, but technical problems allowed us to practice flexibility this week. I know you'll enjoy today's column from contributor Jaime!
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I returned to work full time as a practicing attorney when Little Belle was 3 months old. At that time I was still breastfeeding her. Things were going really well on the feeding front, and I wasn't ready to rock that boat, even though I would not be with her during every day. So I set out to come up with a workable plan, and today I'm sharing a few of my tips and tricks.
If you have done the "pumping at work" thing before, most of this is probably old hat to you. But hopefully there are some mamas out there who are wondering whether pumping at work can really work. If you're trying to combine a desire to provide your child with breast milk, whether exclusively or in addition to a formula or solid food diet, with a day-to-day life that includes many meal times for your child when you are not directly feeding him/her, maybe you'll find some encouragement here.