Returning to Work

Take the time to decide what is right for you and your baby

Returning to work

There are many ways you can keep breastfeeding your baby once you return to work. This has benefits for you, your baby and your employer. It can be helpful to start exploring your options and discuss these with your employer before you go on maternity leave. Returning to work is often a major life adjustment.

It is against the law to discriminate against you on the grounds of breastfeeding. This includes in the workplace.

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

Some workplaces choose to be Breastfeeding Friendly

A Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace provides the time, space and support you need to continue to provide breast milk for your child.

If you would like to read more information:

A list of accredited organisations can be found at:

For more information about breastfeeding and returning to work: