Managing Schedules

December 18, 2010

Breastfeeding and the Working Girl: Making Friends with Your Pump

As a new working mom, one of the biggest challenges to going back to work after having a baby is figuring out how to keep breastfeeding. Prior to getting pregnant I decided that I was going to breastfeed however, I wasn't really sure how long I would plan to do it. I just assumed I would breastfeed for a few months and then happily switch my baby over to formula when I went back to work. How wrong I was. Baby G. was a champion nurser right out the womb. The minute the nurse handed him to me, he latched on like a little pro. I was thrilled. For three glorious months, I nursed G. on demand and he thrived. I couldn’t believe that my baby could survive on my milk alone. I decided right then and there that there was no way my little guy was going to drink formula as long as I could produce milk....