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I’m going back to work after maternity leave soon. Any tips on how to feel like you’re put together even though you may be running on very little sleep?

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I found it helpful to organize outfits in my closet on Sunday nights so that during the week I wasn’t having to pick out an outfit each day (which takes up time and can be stressful in a way), as for pumping friendly shirts honestly if you have a good pump setup (e.g., private room or private stall) I actually found it better to wear normal clothes and just basically take my top and bra off entirely. It was nice not feeling limited. And then if I knew I might need to pump in public or semi public (like an airport bathroom) then I planned ahead and wore something more pump friendly. Also worth doing a small shopping trip before you start back. Having a few new items you feel good about can be a confidence boost. But... if you anticipate losing more weight in the coming months obviously I wouldn’t be buying too much new stuff now. Finally try to find ways to expedite your beaut routine as much as possible. For example, ponytails became my best friend and I literally wore a little foundation, bronzer and mascara and that was it. No time for putting on a bunch of eyeliner and eyeshadow and such

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Thanks for taking the time to post all this! Great tips, and I need to start cutting down my morning routine as well

Also does anybody have any brand recommendations for comfortable work clothes for a nursing mom (i.e. easy to pump in)

Extrapetite (Jean Wang) is always recommending nursing friendly tops on her instagram/blog!

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