Sadly I have to go back to work for 3 days a week when DS reaches 6months. I really like the idea of BLW but don't think my childminder will be on board. Has anyone else done it at the same time as going back to work?
I'm also worried because DS refuses a bottle. I will continue breastfeeding before and after work but I'm worried he won't have any milk during the day
It's all making me really sad because I would absolutely love to continue exclusively breastfeeding and do the whole BLW thing with him but I can't afford more time off.
Sorry if this sounds a bit harsh, but why won't your childminder - who you are presumbaly paying good money for - carry out your wishes regarding the feeding of your child? Surely one of the main tasks of a childminder is to keep your child fed and watered in the way you see fit?
Hope someone who's been there can offer you more practical advice too!
I went back to work 3 days a week when my DS was 7 months old. He got BLW food at the nursery (it's easy for them to do) so I don't think you should worry about that. I don't know how old your DS is but the refusing bottles thing can change - just keep trying. Also, get someone else to give him a bottle, not you. You will probably find that he is happy to take a bottle when you're not around. You can express milk and give it to your CM if you would prefer.