+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 25
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    4,028
    Thanks
    1,002
    Thanked
    911
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ended 26/6/14
    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?

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    2,408
    Thanks
    928
    Thanked
    468
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    4,028
    Thanks
    1,002
    Thanked
    911
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ended 26/6/14
    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?

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    2,408
    Thanks
    928
    Thanked
    468
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    2
    Reviews
    0
    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.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    2
    Reviews
    0
    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.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,667
    Thanks
    1,961
    Thanked
    2,570
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1,376
    Thanks
    774
    Thanked
    1,772
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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!

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    2,408
    Thanks
    928
    Thanked
    468
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,667
    Thanks
    1,961
    Thanked
    2,570
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Can a breastfed baby become constipated?
    By debsch in forum Breastfeeding Support
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 22-11-2014, 20:43
  2. Sterilizing for breastfed baby
    By SAgirl in forum General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19-02-2014, 17:50
  3. Unsettled breastfed baby
    By Jordy1984 in forum Mixed Breast & Bottle Feeding Support
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18-02-2014, 16:31

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pebblebee
Parents spend hours looking for things they need NOW. The keys, the remote, darling daughter's treasured teddy. Stop wasting precious time looking & start finding with Bub Hub reviewed Pebblebee Smart Tag. Simply attach a Pebblebee and find it fast.
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Softmats
Softmats specialises in safe, non-toxic, and durable play mats. The international Premium Dwinguler™ Play Mats and Premium Bubba Mat™ range of floor spaces are the best quality in the world.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!