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Quick question re: ebm

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Hulla Fri 16-Oct-09 09:28:19

I have to go into work this morning for a meeting with my boss. She is fine with me bringing dd in with me so I have expressed this morning and put it in a sippy cup for her.

I have checked Kellymom and it says its fine to keep ebm at room temp for upto 10 hours (I'll only need the morning) but can I let dd just sip from it on and off through the morning or does she have to drink it in one go?

I won't be reheating it.

Knickers0nMaHead Fri 16-Oct-09 09:34:21

I think it would be fine for her to sip at it. Out of curiosity, why can't you just feed her as normal?

CMOTdibbler Fri 16-Oct-09 09:37:07

Should be OK to sip at, but I'd let her feed tbh. I fed right through a meeting with my boss when DS was 3 weeks old - was supposed to be my 'going on mat leave' meeting, but DS had had other ideas. Boss was totally unphased by it

Hulla Fri 16-Oct-09 09:46:31

I'm just not brave enough knickers, she's almost 9 months, quite likes biting & turning round to look at people and my office is a bit of a boys club. Most of the women I work with are either childless or ttc in their 40s and they think I am crazy to have a dc at 31 and just before I left one woman made a point of coming over and telling me how disgusting she thought it was that I would be paid to have a year off with my child.

Before I went on mat leave I mentioned to a colleague how my friend was still bf her 1 year old and his answer has always stuck with me "Isn't that child abuse?".

I know I should be braver but I just can't do it. Sorry.

Hulla Fri 16-Oct-09 09:54:22

Thank you both for replying btw! smile

star6 Fri 16-Oct-09 09:54:46

That's awful, Hulla! I'm sorry you have to work in that environment. People who don't have children will just never understand unless they have their own.
I know for a fact that you can let her sip on and off from it throughout the morning. EBM is different than formula in that way - because of the antibodies. You don't have to throw it away after a feed.

Knickers0nMaHead Fri 16-Oct-09 10:12:34

shock that is terrible!!!

Hulla Fri 16-Oct-09 14:30:11

Thanks everyone. DD found the sippy cup funny but it was wasted. The meeting went on quite long and dd wanted to feed to sleep so I just fed her. It didn't require the courage I expected!

New boss was lovely, I explained about having some health problems since dd's birth and she suggested working from home when needed & work paying for some counselling for me.

Maybe it's changed while I've been away!

mummywoowoo Fri 16-Oct-09 22:02:09

Things are on the up Hulla! Your old colleagues sounded awful!!

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