Making Returning to Work Work

For many parents, returning to work is an emotional and bittersweet transition. This class will help you be as prepared as possible for the big day. We will complete a lesson that helps you choose and communicate with your childcare provider, your place of work, and your partner so expectations are clear and manageable. Then we will delve into everything you need to know if you are planning to express breastmilk while at work. Lastly, we will explore possible challenges that can pop up after you are back at work, like a disagreement with your childcare provider, or how to find the time to meet everyone’s needs, and what to do when you are missing your baby.

  • Preparing to Return to Work
  • Choosing Childcare
  • Communicating with the Childcare Provider
  • Talking to Your Boss
  • Talking to Your HR Department
  • Introducing a Bottle
  • Expressing Breastmilk
  • Building a Breastmilk “Stash”
  • Pumping
  • Breastmilk Storage
  • How to Bottle-feed a Breastfed Baby
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Reverse Cycling
  • Missing Your Baby