Returning to Work & Breastfeeding

Many mothers successfully combine a return to work or study with continued breastfeeding. Like most things, a little planning goes a long way.

Breastfeeding plans for the early days and return to work plans help to educate and inform others about your needs, and your intent to maintain your breastfeeding relationship whilst returning to work.

Return to work plans

Samples of return to work plans are included above. Your own return to work plan will assist you to prepare, plan and succeed in meeting the needs of your infant and your work commitments.

ABA's Return to Work Webinar is a great way to learn more about what to expect and how to prepare for your return to work. ABA members and those of Accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces receive a discount on viewing. Why not register today and watch at a time that suits you. 

If you require more detailed information for your specific circumstance please contact an Australian Breastfeeding Association breastfeeding counsellor.

Last reviewed: 
Aug 2015