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when did you go back to work?

Posted by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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After baby was born? I'm not pregnant again YET anyways. But I have a feeling IF/WHEN we do I'm going back to work very soon after. So when did you ladies go back to work? How did you manage pumping and working?
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gdiamante
by Gina on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Ten weeks. I took breaks about every three hours. I didn't ask, I just *did*.

larissalarie
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:45 PM
2 weeks with the 1st 2, now I stay home. And I just took 2 breaks per day (9 hour days) and pumped for 10 minutes.
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2Esmommom
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 8:54 PM
I planned to stay home. @ 6 months after my 1st. It became more of a permanent thing after @ 10 months when I found out I was prego with #2! Lol. Its been almost a yr after my 2nd & still not lookn at going back anytime soon. NOT prego again but I wldnt mind! Lol. Whatever u do, good luck! U will know what & when its right. :)
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tabi_cat1023
by Group Admin -Tabitha on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:23 PM

I went back to work at 4 months since I am a teacher and had them in April.  BUT I started pumping at 3 days old this last time once a day every morningand THAT is what made me successful at it  I pumped 3 times a dat at work and made sure my guy was not overfed

FLmommy0204
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:27 PM

6 weeks with the first 10 with the second 

first was formula so no pumping.  second I pump whenever for however long.  I have my own offic eand the put a lock on my door.  Tehy are great!

lilangel_4206
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:28 PM
I took a year off
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SexyMomma06
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:38 PM
About 6 weeks with my first but he was ff. Around 5 months with current nursling because we just needed a little extra. I only pump whe I work more than 6 hours but I work overnight so baby doesnt really eat that much.
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collinsmommy0
by Gold Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:39 PM
I went back at 3.5 months with DS. I pump 5 times a day - 10-30 minutes (25, 15, 15, 25, 10). I teach so I pump at home, before yard duty, recess, lunch, & right after the kids leave for the day. I barely get the required 9 oz for him- & then pump 2x each day on the weekend
I worked for 5 weeks but it's not working out - my kid is not ready for day care/too sensitive/doesn't sleep now, so I'm going on leave until January & may be trying a nanny for him then (cost=same)
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DragonRiderMD
by on Sep. 15, 2011 at 12:19 AM

6 weeks. Never pumped; my daughter wouldn't take a bottle. Took baby with me until she was 6 months, then went home once a day to nurse until 1 year, and have just nursed her around work since then.

sondrajoy
by on Sep. 15, 2011 at 12:21 AM

2 days, and I actually attended a trade show (in Vegas) with my newborn at 2 weeks. I own my business, so no one cared (or at least they never say anything) about me BF on the job. Heck, he is almost 2 years old and I still BF him on the job! :)



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