I want to start work but i am going through temp services and i know that if i cause any more of a hassle then they are willing to deal with, they (the temp) job will/could fire me. I know by law they can't because of pumping but we all know that employers will find there ways around the laws. So my question is would i be able to continue bf if im offering formula while im away and maybe once i get a handle on the job and hours, i then could figure out a good way to pump on breaks? So ideally i would be going about 9 to 10 hours without pumping while im working and during transportation. My dd is now 8 months and was only just introduced to formula a few days ago, just to see how she would take it. She did fine with it. I understand i can give her my milk while im away instead of formula but i have been doing the military thing for a while now and i know how much it stresses me out to try to make enough while im away from her. I would like to lose some of this stress and hopefully be able to continue feeding her while im at home from work.
My other concern is... Once we start the formula on a regular basis how do we figure out how much formula she needs while im away and how will i know if my supply dropped to much to be efficient in bfing her while i am with her? .
on Aug. 19, 2012 at 6:44 PM