I think I've got a problem and I'm not sure, what to do.
My DD is 7 months now. I am breastfeeding and co-sleeping. I am also with her 24/7. DH helps a lot in the evening but mainly with housework. I've never left her with anyone except with DH and only when she was having a nap. We hardly go out, as I am worried about DD. If we do go out, I always make sure, we go between her naps so she doesn't get tired and starts getting fussy, etc. But to be honest I just don't khow, what I would do, if we are in public and she gets tired and cranky. I am so used to the routine at home. She gets tired, I breastfeed her and she goes to sleep. No fuss, no stress.
So my problem is what I am going to do, when I have to go back to work in January? Will I ever be able to leave her with someone else? How is she going to go to sleep without me? My mum is overseas. I can't even imagine leaving my baby with my MIL or in child care. But one day I will have to.
Has anyone else had to deal with it? My biggest concern is, how is she going to nap without me breastfeeding her?
Before I had DD I thought I will be back at work in six months. I never thought it's going to be so hard. Is is normal to feel this way?