Just wanting some tips and advice.. I'm starting to work weekends in a fortnight and DF will spend the day with DD.
I will end up missing her lunch and afternoon feed most days I work.
I have trouble expressing enough to meet her demands and will be quite busy with work. During my 5hr shift i won't have much time I express.
So I'm just wondering if for the two days I work Dd is FF and then I resume BF before and after work and full time on the other 5 days will it severely affect my supply??
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07-02-2014 10:31 #1
BF weekdays& FF weekends?
07-02-2014 14:56 #2
Anyone worked part time and maintained EBF on your days off ??
07-02-2014 15:08 #3
How old is your dd?
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07-02-2014 15:27 #4
Can you feed her directly before work and as soon as you get home after? 5 hours isn't very long to go without a bf. How old is she?
07-02-2014 15:42 #5
07-02-2014 16:04 #6
I went back to part time work when my ds was 4 months old. I did a few nights a week 5-9 and every second weekend 1-10 sat 2-7 sun.
During the week I would feed him before I left and he would either have a bottle of ebm or formula before bed. Some nights, if work was quiet, I would get dh to bring him in and I would feed him. On saturdays I arranged my breaks around his feeds and again a bottle of ebm or formula before bed. Sundays I just fed before I left and as soon as I got home.
I never had supply issues. He self weaned at 13 months.
07-02-2014 17:13 #7
Sorry. Rather important info- she is 4mths today. Still EBF no solids just yet
07-02-2014 18:55 #8
07-02-2014 21:00 #9Senior Member
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Are you interested in expressing if you could do it during the week?
If not, it is certainly possible to mix formula and breastfeeding. You might want to pack a pump in case you get uncomfortable on your shifts.
My breasts adjusted and made milk on home days, and coped ok (without expressing) on work days, but my LO was older.
07-02-2014 22:14 #10
Start expressing now every day and your supply should increase. I also take fenugreek and make boobie cookies
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