Leaving my baby for work

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So the first time around with Kairi I had to start my maternity leave early, I was so happy about this! Until I realised that a 6 months I would have to leave her again :(

Work was calling and I needed to make money, it was only 4 hours a week but working out how to leave my breast fed baby do that long was hell! I had no idea what I was flung to do, would she take a bottle, did I have enough to expressed milk to leave her, what if she drank it all and screamed for me! If never left her for more that a 5 mins trip to the ship before.

Do I started researching and pumping like crazy, I became obsessed with pumping and decided to buy some coconut milk as extra just in case.

The say came, I cried and held my breast milk keepsake close to my heart and she was fine! She hardly touched the milk, she wasn't sad and didn't need me!

I came straight home fed her, had the longest cuddle and pumped another big bag for next week, every week after that it got easier, the older she got the longer I could leave her and life became simpler.

Naminé is now 6 months and I have 2/3 months of maternity leave left. I don't know if I'll be going back this time, but at least I know I can do it if I want to.

How was it for you going back to work? Was it a big fuss that it didn't need to be?

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13 comments

  1. I haven't had the experience of feeding and working as I only managed 2 weeks with my first xx

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    1. Are you planning to feed again? Is it something you would be interested in next time?

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  2. Im pregnant with Twins and I cant wait to meet them and breastfeed them. babies due on Christmas day and im super excited!!!

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    1. Wow yay thats fab! rember to relax and enjoy! congratulations too.

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  3. I never worked whilst I was breastfeeding. I woul have tried to express during breaks if I had been though.

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    1. Did you express before? did you find it easy?

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  4. ive never experienced this either as i was fortunate to have had a partner who was working and i could stay at home however i imagine it cant be easy for those mums who are breast feeding and still working come to think of it i've never heard of work places having facilities for such things x fab giveaway

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    1. thats fab that you have such a supportive partner :)

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  5. I didn't go back to work, so I've always been able to feed on demand. I now run a natural parenting group & sling library from home, and my four year old still nurses.

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    1. thats great, excatly what id likje to do!

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  6. I returned to work part time but long days when my daughter was 11 months and still feeding on demand, I had to express 2/3 times during each working day in a stationary cupboard that people kept trying to walk in to! It was such an unpleasant experience. I decided 3 months later to give up work and look after my daughter full time.

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    1. thats so sad :( but yay for you being able to carry on and get out of that situaton

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  7. I don't have any experience, I gave up work before my first was born.

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