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Bf and going back to work

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Lookingforabetteryear Sun 09-Mar-14 23:20:35

Hi all, my Baby is 6 weeks, he's ebf and although it's a while away i am
Thinking of when I have to return to ft work ( sept). Baby will be around 7 months then. I was wondering if anyone still gives a morning or night feed whilst working full time? Or other ideas? I don't want to express for him to have in childcare but I have heard of some people doing a morn/ eve. Any ideas?

CountessOfRule Mon 10-Mar-14 01:55:33

I went back at 10m after DC1. I fed him when he was with me, and he had a bottle (ff) when he was in childcare. It really was that simple (although had to express for comfort at work for a couple of weeks).

It was a really good way for me to feel close to him and important during the early vulnerable days as a "working mother", and also was a good marker of "I Am At Home Now".

Congratulations on your new baby. I'm afraid seven months will fly by so please don't worry too much about September until it comes round.

GreenGoblin0 Mon 10-Mar-14 07:11:25

Yes I still BF my DD she is 20 months and returned to work at 8/9 months. Expressed at work for her to have during day although she has never been great at taking any sort of milk from a cup/beaker and never took to a bottle.

mandybeesborough Mon 10-Mar-14 07:34:52

I went back when dd was just over 8 months. I've never expressed at work. Normally on work days I just fed in the evening. But on my days off I just fed her on demand as usual. I've found my boobs adjusted fine to this but then I've never ever had a problem with feeling really engorged even in the early days.

I gave some formula and a beaker to cm just in case, but she's never been interested in drinking milk this way. Tbh I was really anxious about feeding going back but it's worked out fine.

outtheothersidefinally Mon 10-Mar-14 07:43:51

Here too - never expressed. Worked from 8mo and we had morning and evening bf then eventually morning bf until DD stopped at 18mo. She wasn't keen on the bottle, would take maybe one per day sometimes, but self regulated with my milk. Worked out great:-)

AHardDaysWrite Mon 10-Mar-14 07:46:33

I work full time and went back when dd was 8mo. She's now 11m and still bf - morning, bedtime and whenever she wants at weekend. It's fine and she has plenty of milk - I don't express as she won't take milk from a bottle or cup. She has water during the day. I'll probably bf her until she's 2.

leedy Mon 10-Mar-14 11:36:45

Yup, continued to BF when going back to work with both boys. I did end up expressing once a day when in work for a few months but I know lots of people who didn't bother and it still worked out fine. Boobs adjust!

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