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do i have to feed my baby formula when i go back to work?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: You'll have to either "pump ahead" to store enough breast milk, or use commercial baby formula, if your baby is less than 12 months old.
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: No, you can definitely continue to breast feed, and will be succesful if you are commited to doing so. Hopefully your workplace has a private "breast pumping" room, so that you may pump and store milk for your infant during the workday.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: Many women pump and freeze successfully while others have the ability to bring a baby to work and breast feed there. Ask your employer -- i certainly would have no trouble allowing an employee to breast feed at work if it raised her dedication and efficiency, and cut down on distractions (such as wondering if the caregiver is doing a good job).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Depending on the situation at work, a breastfeeding mom may be able to have someone bring the baby in for the mom to breastfeed; or more likely, the mom will pump milk at work and bring it home at the end of each workday.

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