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    Can you take a freezer pack put it in the freezer when you get to work then after you have expressed put the freezer pack and ebm in a cooler bag and keep under your desk. Have you tried a cup with a straw?

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    Theres no freezer at work they are pretty stingey....

    Ive tried a nuby cup that has a straw but i havent tried putting a regular straw into a cup, will try that next

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    Can you look at a little fridge that runs off the usb connection on your computer? They are single can size so could be hidden discreetly depending on your desk setup.

    Can you try him at daycare and see if they manage to get a bottle into him? You sound like you have tried most bottles already i guess keep offering them. Is he on solids? How long will you be away from him during the day?

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    I will look at those fridges, didnt even know they existed. How cool!!

    He only eats one mouthful of solids at most each meal (often none). Not sure how much he'll be eating by April but i probably cant rely on it being enough.

    He'll be there from about 7am to 5pm each day

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    I currently work in a babies room and some of my parents bring in the milk that they have to expressed that day which is still warm/room temp and place it in our fridge when they pick their child up. A few babies ive had in the past would only take their ebm if they were lying on a cushion and holding the bottle themselves, I highly recommend trying dif positions to see what bub prefers. Another thing I would suggest is have regular play dates at the centre were you come in during a fed time and see how the educators would be able to feed bub.

    Oh another thing we've noticed recently is some babies would only drink their ebm if it was straight out of the fridge! Hopefully ive been helpful, ive had 6 years experience with children 6weeks to 2years.

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    Another thing maybe also try to stick to one type of bottle, bub has to learn a whole new way to feed and too many choices could make it harder to get used to.

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    I carry my pumps in a little Eski with a couple of ice bricks. Stash it under my desk or carry it in the car when doing field work. I think by law your employer must provide a place to express. I sometimes use the first aid room.

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    Can you express on your lunch break - grab your lunch/ coffee whatever first, so youre all set up and ready, and then express while youre eating? I have a portable pump & express all the time while im eating lunch & doing all kinds of things! If it is a double pump, you can hold one side with your hand, and lean up against your leg to hold the other side on whilst you grab mouthfuls, lol. A bit of a juggle, but its doable. I might be wrong, but i thought that employers have to provide you with a space to express as much as they are able to do so within their facilities? Maybe even an extra break if you need to express twice? It might be good to ring & discuss it with them.

    I had a bub when i was a daycare worker who would only take a bottle if he was lying outwards on your lap - his head underneath your chin, and you lay back a bit and he is lying against your body facing outwards, if that makes sense. Another one to try!

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    Ill have to talk to my employer cause i honestly have no idea where i could express at work. Im in an open plan office, there are no meeting rooms that are free regularly each day, there is no first aid room etc.

    I was really hoping to be able to get him onto formula as expressing at work will be a nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    Ill have to talk to my employer cause i honestly have no idea where i could express at work. Im in an open plan office, there are no meeting rooms that are free regularly each day, there is no first aid room etc.

    I was really hoping to be able to get him onto formula as expressing at work will be a nightmare.
    How big an office? That seems odd to not have a first aid room.


 

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