You can keep breastfeeding after you return to work or school. Breastfeeding doesn’t have to “tie you down.” Many mothers go back to work or school and still breastfeed their babies. With a little practice, you can learn to hand express or pump your milk. Plan ahead by talking to your employer about where to pump and store your milk. Breastfeeding helps keep your baby well, so you won’t have to miss work as often. Many mothers say that breastfeeding helps them feel close to their baby even when they are away.