100 years of research and development

Going Back to Work

These days more and more moms return to work after their new child is born. If you're one of them you'll probably find that, as the time approaches, you have lots of questions about leaving your child and coping with the extra demands of a career.

When You Go Back to Work

This page sets out to answer these questions, and to give you a few tips about dealing with the conflicting emotions you may be feeling.

To help your return to work go as smoothly as possible, here are a few points to consider:

  1. Work & Motherhood Balance: It's a good idea to have the right balance between being a career woman and a wonderful mother. See Home & Work for some helpful tips.
  2. Type of child care: For example, if you want a day-care centre to look after your child, you may have to book months in advance. You'll need to check the centre's opening/closing hours before you commit to one, as these need to be compatible with your working hours. See topic Child Care for more information.

Dealing with work

Maternity leave

  • Your maternity leave starts from your delivery date
  • You can return to work no earlier than two weeks after the birth
  • If  you work for private sector your maternity leave should be a minimum of 60 days and 90 days if you  work for Federal government and certain states in Malaysia

When to tell your boss

  • There is no legal provision in the Employment Act 1955 that you should tell your employee that you are pregnant but your employment contract may require you to inform them. Talk to your HR department if you are unsure.
  • You may find it better to tell them as soon as possible, so they know you have a good reason to attend medical appointments (you're entitled to paid time off for antenatal appointments and parent craft classes)

Paternity leave

  • Your spouse may be entitled to paid paternity leave (check with your spouse's employer)

This article was helpful for 0 moms.

Join S-MAMA Club

Register now for exclusive features and benefits, only for our MAMA Club members.

Join the Club

Our Products

Find out how Wyeth Nutrition products are able to provide your child with the right nutrition, as well as our specially formulated supplement for pregnant and lactating mothers.

Check our Products

Free Samples

Want to try out our products for pregnant mothers and children above 1. Its easy! Just fill in our form and we will provide you the samples.

I want a free sample!

Did you know?

It's normal to have some aches and pains during your pregnancy. But you don't always have to grin and bear it.

Pregnancy symptoms

Redeem now!

Our online redemption catalogue lists a fantastic variety of items, which you may redeem by collecting S-MAMA Club Points.

Check out our redemption catalogue

Wyeth Nutrition Careline

You can call our support line Mondays-Fridays from 9AM to 6PM on


Do you have questions?

We're always ready to discuss your pregnancy and motherhood journey. Just drop us a message here and we will get in touch with you.

Contact Us

I have a question I have something nice to say I am not very satisfied I want to call the Careline It's about something else