*Putting DS in daycare was partially for my own "selfishness" and partially because I was told by professionals that it will help with his developmental delays. I am a sole parent, so I have DS 24/7 365 days a year. In those 2 days I get to help the community by volunteering, I get to do my shopping and other errands and I get to do my sewing which is a hobby that makes me a few bucks here and there and helps me relax as well. I do, ofcourse, declare this income to Centerlink and when doing my tax return.
* No my friend doesn't have PND. She's always been a terrible morning person and just hates having to get out of bed at 7am. It means she would have to go to bed before midnight. Not something she is willing to give up.
She's been formula feeding from the start as she wants her husband to feed the bub at night for 4 days a week and she does the other 3.
She said she simply can not function without a full night sleep. She needs a minimum of 9 hours of interrupted sleep, or she can't "lift a finger" all day.
I, and many other friends, have offered her to help her out and babysit bubs for an hour or 2 so she can have a nap, but she said she needs more than a 2 hour nap.
Oh well, some people have problems letting go of their old "party all night" life. She's very lucky that her husband is willing to get up and feed bubs 4 nights a week as he has a 10 hour a day job and travels 1 hour to get to work and back again.