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Breastfeeding and work

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Breastfeeding: working and taking care of your baby

Times, they are a-changing. Now with full-time, career minded women in the workplace, the pressures of breastfeeding have become complicated.

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Returning to Work & Breastfeeding | Australian Breastfeeding Association

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

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Can you return to work and still breastfeed? | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Many mothers successfully combine work and breastfeeding. Our work environment continues to change, and as many more women return to the work force, many workplaces now have greater awareness of the importance of individual family responsibilities, and include this in workplace policies.

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Returning to work - COPE

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Feeding cues | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Babies instinctively let us know when they need to be fed. This article will help you to recognise when your baby needs to be fed. This can help to make breastfeeding work well for both of you.

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Breastfeeding at work: the ins and outs

Breastfeeding is important for your baby's health, but it's difficult for some mothers, especially working mothers (who are a vital segment of the Australian workforce), to breastfeed.

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Breastfeeding triplets, quads or more! | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Some mothers find breastfeeding one baby demanding. Breastfeeding three or four or more could be viewed as a definite challenge. But many mothers succeed. Knowing how breastfeeding works will help you understand how it is possible to breastfeed twins, triplets, quads or more.

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Working Mothers | Australian Breastfeeding Association

You can do it!There are many elements for families to consider when a mother returns to work after maternity leave. It is common for women to be concerned about how they will manage to continue breastfeeding their baby and fulfil work commitments.Establishing a successful breastfeeding relationship at birth is the first step in preparing to return to work. An ABA Breastfeeding Education Class while pregnant will help you to:

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Breastfeeding: mums returning to work | Raising Children Network

Its good for mums returning to work to keep breastfeeding if they want to. Heres how to make it happen by planning ahead and talking with your employer.

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When breastfeeding doesn't work out | Australian Breastfeeding Association

The latest research shows that9 out of 10 women start out by breastfeeding their babies. Most women want to breastfeed. Unfortunately, despite our wishes, hopes and efforts, sometimes breastfeeding doesnt work out.

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