Getting On a Schedule While Working Full TimeAlyson Brown
On September 6th, I start back at my job full time. Oh how sad that makes me!! I’ve enjoyed every second of the summer, getting to know my little baby boy. He’ll be just over three months old when I go back and I’m going to miss spending so much time with him. My husband is able to work from home, so Wolf will be with him during the day while I’m working. I know he will do a great job taking care of Wolf and playing with him during the day but I can’t help but still be a little sad, especially since I won’t be able to continue breastfeeding him during that time while I’m at work.
I love my little routine with Wolf. Each time he’s finished nursing, I sit him back on the boppy while I take off the SNS. Then we play a little game. He smiles and coos at me and I make silly noises at him and hold him up in the air like an little airplane. Sometimes he gets so excited, he lets out a tiny chuckle!
I’m getting anxious to see how my work schedule will work with Wolf’s eating schedule. Before Wolf was born, I was getting up to get ready for my day at 6:45 or 7:00. Right now he’s waking up hungry around 6:30 in the morning. He’s a pretty slow eater so it usually takes him about an hour to finish the SNS. In the evenings, he’s usually hungry around 4:00 or 5:00. I’m hoping that it’ll work for me to nurse Wolf in the morning and in the evening and pump during the day while I’m at work, but I’m wondering, do I start waking him up early in the morning to BF him? Or should I just let him sleep?
Since I’m still supplementing at the breast with low milk supply, I need all the stimulation from Wolf that I can get. I’ve seen a gradual increase in milk over these three months, still not enough to support him with exclusively. I’m determined to continue the supplemental system as long as possible, but for now, I feel confident that he’s getting some milk from me.
How did you transition back into work?