I know there are heaps of questions like this but...
I am interested in how all you fine mummas do it. I have a 5 month old and really need to go back to work....well financially I should have gone back when Eve was a week old but somehow we have come this far...but now we dont even have any savings
So i really need to go back.
the issues I have are
a) bub is still fully breastfed...she doesnt take the bottle from anyone but me. I know she will start solids soon but even then she will have to feed while I am working. I have come too far with bfing to just give it up because I have to work.
b) sleeping...Eve is a shocker with sleep. She has to be in her cot for her to have more than 40mns...even then sometimes she only has short naps.
We have a 3-4hrly feed, play, sleep routine. If we are home it is more 4 hourly but when we are out its 3 hourly because she only sleeps for 30-40 mins. And i worry that she will be really unsettled cause she will only have short sleeps.
When she has stayed with gradparents she is always unsettled. They all think that she is an unhappy baby...but is just when they see her she is usually due to sleep and then if she naps she hasnt had enough.
my father refers to her as 'the crying baby' as you could imagine this makes me upset cause I know thats not how she really is. And its hard because he would be helping my mum look after her.
I am really interested to hear if you have overcome these issues how you did it.
Thanks for reading this huge post!!!
Any advice would be helpful