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    Hi ladies,
    So when my bub is born, I'm hoping to breast feed. I'll be returning to work 3 days when she's 6 months old, and in the 3+ years that I've been with my company, no one who has returned from parental leave has expressed at work during the day. Obviously I know work have to let me do it, but I just wanted to hear from others who have expressed at work how you went with it and whether it was worth the trouble... I've always thought I'd breastfeed until she was 6 months old (if i could) then switch to formula but I'm thinking if expressing isn't too bad, I'd consider continuing to breast feed. Also, say I breastfed in the morning and before bed, would I leak during the day? I know my supply would adjust but does my body know the regular times that I'd be feeding?

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    Default Expressing after returning to work

    I have just returned to work about 2 weeks ago. My DS is almost 7 months old. I found at first my supply really went down, but I think it's because I was pretty anxious about going back to work and leaving him. It's definitely starting to pick up again though, I am at work for 7 hours and find I need to express twice while I'm there and I've also been expressing at night to build up my supply. So no leaking here yet! It's not too inconvenient, I just do it while I eat my lunch. I think it's worth it, I really enjoy bf'ing. I send DS to daycare with formula and EBM and figure as long as he's fed it doesn't really matter how. So far it's been all good. Good luck!


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