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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-10-2010, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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So I'm pregnant.
I can't seem to figure something out. Every baby book thinks I need to be a stay at home mom who nurses exclusively. I'm just not that. I want to work - and I'm all for nursing ... some ... So here's the question - Is it possible to nurse before work and at night and have the baby formula fed by the designated child care person?
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For a little while. Your supply is likely to dry up nursing that infrequently, but not for everyone. Good luck!
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I nursed on demand for the first 6 months, went back to work 1 day/week (but came home at lunch to nurse). When he started daycare (at a year) I nursed morning and night. They didn't want me coming at lunch because it might upset him. He's 20 months old and I still nurse once per day. I don't know how much milk I have but there is definitely some.

I think you'll need to pump at work. Just to keep your milk flowing at a good amount.
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I have a job where I work 12 hour busy shifts 4 days a week. I like the idea of only needing to have childcare for 3 days a week for my baby. (My husband can keep the baby one of the 4 days I work. I'm just trying to figure out how to nurse and work at the same time. There is no way I can take breaks more than once a day. *scratching head*
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I went back to work after 2 months and pumped for a year. By the very end, my pumping at work dropped to once a day and my milk supply obviously decreased. I was still feeding her in the a.m. before work and about three times at night when I got home. You do what you can and supplement as needed.
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I think it is the law to be able to pump at work....I can pump whenever I want/need and they give me an empty office with covered windows.
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Not in all states Smooth, in ND my boss didn't have to allow me to pump. She did, but didn't have too.
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