I took 4 months maternity leave (self employed salon hairdresser) and breastfed the whole time so far (currently on month 3), I didn’t expect to have this much success with it so I’m over the moon I’m able to, and want to carry on. The only thing getting in the way- back to work. I’ve started pumping and don’t find it easy at all, after months of exclusively just having the baby on the breast, doing the whole constant sterilising/pumping/cleaning the equipment seems really complicated and takes up a lot of time! But my main issue will be when and where to do the pumping while I’m at work, I really don’t want to have to go onto formula just because it’s ‘convenient’, as I’m lucky enough to be able to breastfeed well. I’ll have a busy schedule when I go back next month, as I’ll only be doing 3 days at first so they’re fully booked. I’ve obviously left some gaps for pumping breaks, but I think it looks like I’ll be having to go off to sit in my car and do it, parked a 5-10 min walk away, as the only private place in the salon is a tiny toilet which is used by staff and clients! We have male staff so I’m not comfortable doing it in the staff room. I’m feeling pretty anxious about these potential mad plans of having to leave clients to go and pump etc, any tips from anyone who’s done this before?!