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5 month old - exclusively b/f and training program

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ilovemydog Wed 06-Aug-08 11:54:49

Posed this in 'going back to work' without any replies sad

I have been accepted onto a training program in exactly the field I want to work. This is great news.

But, the program only runs twice a year and is a few days a month for about 5 months.

Aside from the nightmare logistics - it's in London and we live in the South West, DP has agreed to take annual leave and come with us all (DD 2 and DS 5.5 months)

The problem is that DS is exclusively b/f and is showing absolutely zero interest in food.

He is also feeding quite frequently, so it's almost impossible to express.

The course starts in a month, but am thinking that I may to delay until April?

Any ideas?

BabiesEverywhere Wed 06-Aug-08 12:12:11

What about contacting the course people and ask about breaks schedules for the course and if they have a suitable room for you to use (if you want a private feeding space)

Then your DH could bring your baby to you at breaks and lunchtime for nursing as needed.

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 12:14:14

By that stage, your baby could just about go allday withougt a b/feed. Alternatively, express and store or doas Babies says.

ilovemydog Wed 06-Aug-08 12:16:27

Babies - that is such a great idea!

Moondog - how do you mean that DS could go through the day? Is he physically able (I'm the one who would be mentally unable as I'd worry!)

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 12:18:10

I know what you mean! I want back when babe 7 mths and after amonth of rushing back to b/feed at lunch, manager told me she could go all day...

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 12:18:38

and she did! I never gave formula and we carried on for 30 mths.

chipmonkey Wed 06-Aug-08 12:30:27

ilovemydog, best thing you van do is what BE says but alternatively, express while baby is feeding and you should be able to express enough for 1-2 feeds. Then, if you want, you could express at break times while on the course.

ilovemydog Wed 06-Aug-08 12:32:18

Moondog - so, you were able to leave your 7 month old all day without a feed? (am sure though that you fed in the morning and as soon as you got back...)

Was she having any food at the time?

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 12:38:13

Of course!!! grin

clarita Mon 11-Aug-08 16:49:10

i'd try and get him interested in food as that will help? have you tried reducing the amount of milk you give him before offering food?

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