i have been out of work since last august. even though i didnt have my baby till november, i left work early because i was a high risk pregnancy. sooo now a year has gone by and as much as i am dreading it, i really need to go back to work. unfortunatly, i cannot afford to stay home any longer.
i am having SUPER anxiety about going back. i work in child care, so i am fortunate enough to have baby at work with me. he will not be in my classroom, but he will be in the same building. he nurses every 3-4 hrs, and is now starting to eat solid foods (once a day). one main thing i am worried about is the different schedule i will have. some days i will work 7-3 (no lunch break) 8-5 (noon lunch break) or 8:30-5:30 (1 pm lunch break) or 9-6 (2pm lunch break). i will prob be able to go in on my lunch break and nurse him, but my break will be at a different time every day. lately he has been refusing a bottle.
i do respond well to a pump and can usually pump about 3-4 oz but lately i havent had much time to pump. i need to set aside time to do it, haha.
any suggestions for getting baby ready for school and me ready for work? how did you mama's do it, and continue a good nursing relationship with baby?
looking for support and ideas. it is really ALL i think about lately i am so worried i think i am obsessing about it. :(