Ask Sheila: What is the Best Day to Return from Maternity Leave?


Madeline asks, "I'm going to work next week for the first time since maternity leave, what is the best day to start?"

A: Starting on a Wednesday or Thursday is our recommendation. This will give you a chance to get into a routine and before you know it, you are back at home for the weekend to recover. When Monday comes around, you will be rested and ready to go with a few days of experience.

Many women benefit from a back-to-work lactation consultation. Our Breastfeeding Center offers "Back-to-Work" consults that include a customized written plan to aid your transition back to the workforce.


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