What can I expect during the first week of work?

It can be overwhelming for a new mom to begin work. Start slowly, with a few hours or a half-day, beginning mid-week. It is normal to feel tired at first. On days off, nap with your baby. Enjoy your time together, and breastfeed often. Protect your milk supply by expressing often while away and breastfeeding often when with baby. Avoid becoming overly full, as engorgement sends a signal to your body to slow milk production. You may find it helpful to have the support of another pumping mom.