Going back to study or work may be the first time you have been separated from your baby for long periods. Continuing to breastfeed helps to keep the close relationship you’ve built up, providing your baby with extra comfort and security for as long as you both want.

You don’t need to stop breastfeeding just because you’re returning to study or work. Many women find ways to continue breastfeeding their baby - and employers have certain obligations towards breastfeeding women.

This leaflet explains how you can breastfeed and work. The last section sets out how employers can make it easier for you to do so - show this leaflet to your employer.

Printed copies
You can order free, printed copies via the Department of Health Publications website, or by calling the telephone orderline on 0300 123 1002 quoting reference C4L240.

Please note that printed copies are not available from UNICEF.