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And don’t be shy about it; it’s your right to ex­press your milk at work! As part of the Depart­ment of Labour’s Code of Good Prac­tice on Preg­nancy, moth­ers are legally en­ti­tled to two 30-minute ex­press­ing breaks for the first six months of a baby’s life.

Many breast­feed­ing moms will, how­ever, need to pump at least ev­ery three hours to avoid leaks or even mas­ti­tis, ac­cord­ing to Kim Jurgens, a lac­ta­tion con­sul­tant with La Leche League In­ter­na­tional, a vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tion pro­vid­ing sup­port and in­for­ma­tion for breast­feed­ing moms. This should be dis­cussed with your boss be­fore you re­turn to work so you can make a plan to get a third or fourth break to ex­press if needed.

Also dis­cuss where you will ex­press, ad­vises Kim. If your work­place doesn’t have a des­ig­nated room for ex­press­ing moth­ers, you can re­quest a small, clean, pri­vate room with a chair and per­haps a ta­ble be made avail­able, be­cause the staff toi­let is re­ally not the ideal place to pump. Lastly, check with your em­ployer where you can store your ex­pressed milk – a fridge is ideal.

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