Further Information on Returning to Work

Returning To work

Listed below are some useful external resources about returning to work while breastfeeding.

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Maternity Action works to end inequality and promote the health and well-being of all pregnant women, their partners and children from before conception through to the child’s early years. They have lots of specific information about your rights if you want to continue breastfeeding when you return to work. You can find out more here.

You can also find information about breastfeeding and returning to work here (for employers and employees on the The Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Working Families is a charity which helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. It has useful information about returning to work and breastfeeding here.

Both Working Families and Maternity Action have helplines you can ring if you wanted to chat to someone about your rights when returning to work. Volunteers on the National Breastfeeding Helpline (0300 100 0212) will also be able to give you information and support about the practical aspect of continuing to breastfeed or providing breastmilk for your baby once you return to work.

If you are an employer you can find out more about offering a breastfeeding friendly work environment and also sign up to our free Breastfeeding Friendly scheme here.

Page last updated January 2018