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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:12 AM
My DD is almost 10 months old & I'm returning to work 3 days a week when she's 11 months old. She currently has a BF after breakky, lunch, dinner & generally one overnight but she's showing signs of being disinterested in her morning & lunch feeds. She doesn't seem fussed missing them or having them later if we're out & about & I also can't get her interested in it until about an hour after she's eaten. So what age is appropriate to drop one or two of her feeds? I would like to drop the lunchtime one definitely & maybe the morning one unless I can get her to have it before I leave for work because my workplace isn't really a place I'll feel comfortable expressing. Im going to see my MACH nurse next week but thought I'd ask here in the meantime.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:25 AM
Hi there, the link below is to a pinned topic in this forum concerning bfing and returning to work, it may have some great ideas for you.
I think is you are going back to work in 4 or so weeks, even if you do drop the lunch feed your breasts may still become full enough to be uncomfortable and need some milk removal, so I'd encourage you to consider this, you may need to express in the short term and your employer should provide a place for you to do this.
I know you would prefer not to, but your breasts will end up making the decision!
Good luck with your preparations .
Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:36 AM
Thanks Lucky2, I should have seen that before posting! I blame muddle headedness in the middle of the night
Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:33 PM
I am trying to stop having to express at work. 11-month-old DS is happy one milk feed in a cup at daycare, and I find it's hard to find the time at work to sit down, relax and express. My workplace has been relatively accommodating with expressing (all very supportive, but hard to find suitable space at the point I need to express), but I simply don't have time in between meetings.
While I am in the office, I'm usually distracted and can ignore needing to express. If I am at home, however, I find it much harder and usually end up expressing. On the days where I am not working, DS has a lunch BF or BF for both morning and afternoon tea.
I also BF DS before I give him breakfast, so on work days I BF before taking him to daycare. I know it's supposed to be solids then milk, but this routine is easier for us.
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