Going back to work?

april_lynn06May 18, 2006

My baby is one month and three days old. Is it to soon for me to return to work? I only work from 5pm to 10pm. I am breast feeding and I have to suplement with formula. I am really concerned that I may have made the mistake of returning to soon.

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houseful

I have to say "yes". If you are supplementing, your milk will start to dry up and your baby will start to prefer the bottle. You will never have another chance for that special bond! I think your gut is already telling you the answer anyway.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2006 at 9:47PM
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april_lynn06

Thankyou for your response. I did give my work a notice. She seems to be so much happier when I'm with her any way. She isn't satisified with the bottle. I was really afraid of my milk drying up. She is much more important to me than a job.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2006 at 6:06PM
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emmhip

Have you ever thought about pumping? Your baby might not like formula in a bottle, but might like your milk in a bottle. I work from 9-1 everyday and I pump twice while I am here. My milk production has actually increased!!! I haven't had to suppliment with formula at all. I understand where you are coming from though, it is so hard to leave a little one at home! I came back after 6 weeks, although it was hard, it was sort of nice to get back into the swing of things and chat with adults again. Good luck, hope you are happier at home!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2006 at 9:57AM
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april_lynn06

I did try pumping. She only wants the breast.She'll take the bottle but she will cry and cry until she gets the breast. My mother-in-law was watching her and I felt she shouldn't have to deal with a baby that just wouldn't quit cring until I got home. I do miss working but like I said before she is more important to me than any job.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2006 at 1:42PM
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