The two things together : work and breastfeeding

August 12, 2017 17:51 | Feeding Children

whether the work and breastfeeding compatibility?Yes!It all depends on your attitude - how serious and strong is your desire to give their child the best diet a boost.I went to Harvard, when he was born, our first child, Jim.We could not live on a miserable scholarship student, so a few weeks after Jim's birthday in March was again working as a nurse, a part-time.Driven by the desire to provide an intuitive, Jim and their milk while facing the financial realities of life, Martha has found a way.Priceless child of a doctor and a nurse spent time the parents at work, at home, then the nurses.We combined.We had no other choice.Some will say that it can not be called a great concern, but at the time we could not reach the ideal.Breastfeeding and the work is worth it.Here's how you can combine these two lifestyles.

Plan ahead - but not too far

The growing concern the last ten years make me young mothers, all thought that only the "day when I have to go back to work."They just do what they are scratching

their heads over all these "what if": "What if he refuses to take a bottle?" "What if the nurse will not be able to calm him down?", "Should not I start to teach it to the bottle andleave right now, that it is not spoiled? ".Mother recognized that their concerns that will have to leave the child, destroys their attachment to the newborn.This subconscious distancing seems wrong to me and my patients.Mothers should have the joy of immersion in motherhood for at least a few weeks!Focus in the first few weeks your child: it will benefit both of you.(More on this principle, see. In the "How to reduce the distanceĀ».)

Work wear and

In the mother's world combine child care with work, and we are trying to popularize this wonderful tradition in the Western world.

If your job allows you to take your child with you, obzavedites sling-bag and go to work with a child in a bag.So many mothers do, which we observe.

your schedule - schedule your child

Enjoy happy parting and happy reunion.Breastfeed her baby at home baby-sitting before you go to work, and soon after his return from work.Instruct the sitter, that she did not feed the baby for an hour before you finish the job.A hungry baby and mother's milk crowded - everything you need for a happy reunion.It depends on your working hours, but usually the mothers get to spend the early morning feeding, one feeding the nurse, feeding in the afternoon after work, a couple of evening feedings and feeding at night.If you live close to work, your nurse can bring the baby to your breast once or twice a day or you can return to the child at lunchtime.When the daily care of the child is carried out on the job, some mothers can fully breastfeed at lunchtime and coffee breaks.On weekends, holidays and days off in return to all-day feeding

breast as periodic laundry breastfeeding is necessary to maintain your milk production at the required level.Your breasts will be on Monday, much more complete than usual, if you are a weekend exclusively breastfed.

Be prepared for the fact that after your return to work the child will often wake up and ask the chest at night.Experienced mothers who can successfully breastfeed and work, take the night attachment as a natural part of combining work with motherhood.They just take the child to his bed and get on the night feedings pleasure.Very soon the mother and the child master the ability to sleep while feeding.Cozy and huddled during the night feeding mother and child get time to close communication, which lacks both during the day and that helps to compensate for the time spent apart.Many mothers who have reached the night of harmony with your child, report that began to sleep better, perhaps because of the calming effect of breastfeeding helps mothers discharged after a busy day.Additional benefits of the family - a night schedule allows time for close contact with the child and conducting day fathers work.

Create a milk supply

Some children refuse to drink or artificial mixtures, or are allergic to all the proposed mixtures producers, and therefore can only grow in your milk.To not be empty-handed, you will need to decant and remove the deposit of your milk supply, before you return to work.(See. See "Expressing milk" below.)

Schooling to bottle

Introduce the baby with a bottle about two weeks before you return to work.After a child for the first time try a bottle, you do not need to give it to him every day.Two bottles per week - enough practice so that the child is faced with an unpleasant surprise.Have dad or the person who will replace you, give your child a bottle.The child may be taken to experiment more benignly, if he does not die of hunger - try, when it is in a quiet, attentive state.For children it is perfectly normal to be picky eating habits and refuse to take the bottle from his mother.It does not fit in their usual way of eating.On the next page, in the box you will find additional details about bottle feeding.