I decided I want to work... a question + a concern
After this baby is born next month, I've healed from the c-section, and barring any special health problems that LO might have (so far my babies have been healthy), I would like to go to work. I just want to find a job I will like, whether it be full-time or part-time. My husband's work schedule rotates so he is home 1-2 days per week, plus whatever my work schedule would end up being so baby won't need to be in daycare every single day or anything like that.
Anyway, I want to avoid overfeeding (with bottles). I didn't want to do pacifiers, but should I buy some anyway just for use at daycare so that they can try to soothe her in other ways before automatically assuming she is hungry again and using all my milk?
My biggest fear is that they will use all the milk and run out and she will starve the rest of the day or they use formula even though I KNOW that baby only needs about 1-1.25 oz/per hour away from me in no bigger than 2-3 oz. portions.
I am so terrified of this happening that I might see if my pediatrician would write a doctor's note stating not to give more than that amount so that if they defied what *I* want, they would be less likely to defy what the doctor says you know. My pediatrician is pretty good about requests like this since she states her opinion (which is the same as these guidelines anyway) and then lets the parent make the final choice.