Presented by La Leche League
Breastfeeding is the best form of feeding for an infant. It promotes lifelong health for the baby through decreased illness, lower rates of childhood obesity and diabetes and maternal child bonding. The benefits of breastfeeding for mother and child are endless.
Factors that get in the way of breastfeeding:
Ways to prolong breastfeeding:
Possible alternatives to returning to work full time:
Try to spend the first 30 minutes you're home or rejoined with your baby nursing and bonding. If you also have older children, invite them to bring a book over for some snuggling as well.
Also, keep an eye on "role-overload" (mom, employee, spouse, troupe leader...) and find a way to nurture yourself. And be openminded about life-style changes, not everything can stay the way it was before baby.