Returning to work after having a baby can be a stressful time for new mothers. Planning ahead can help ease the transition.


Talking with your employer

Talking to your boss about your pump

Breastfeeding employee rights

North Dakota Law
Federal Law

Preparing to return to work

Find out tips from Office on Women’s Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about: 

Making the transition back to work
Pumping and storing breastmilk

Breast pump information

For many mothers, using a breast pump when separated from your child is a great way to continue breastfeeding. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast pumps and provides information on: 

Choosing a breast pump
What to know when buying or using a breast pump
How to keep your breast pump kit clean

Local breastfeeding resources

North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition
Bismarck Burleigh Public Health
Fargo Cass Public Health
Grand Forks Public Health