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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: lattifah | 2004/03/12

Q.

Breastfeeding

Hi Doc

I a mother to a two months baby (nearly ). I have started work already but my problem is that I am breastfeeding and since i WENT BACK TO WORK I have no time to express milk. The only time my baby feeds is after work, during the night( if I'm lucky and in the morning. She drinks formular during the day.

I work from 8-5 and I have very little time. Please advise me bcz i don't want to wean my baby I enjoy breastfeeding. Asking for less hours at work does not cut it too - my boss is not a nice person.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am sorry to hear about this, because a child is truly something special and all mothers should be allowed to spend precious time with their children in the first few months. The only advice would be that you have to fing time to express milk during the day. At least 1-2times. This will increase your breast milk production and also allow you to leave some breatmilk for the baby to drink in your absence. Giving you some time to express milk is truly the least that your employer can do.

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Posted by: Miki | 2004/03/19

Hi Latifah,
I went back to work when my daughter was 6 months old. And although my boss was ok with giving me time to express, I found it uncomfortable. For the next 5 months I BF my daughter in the mornings, when we got home in the evenings and at night. During the day she had 2 bottles of formula at her child minder.
If all else fails, you don't need to wean your child just because she only BF mornings and evening. Your body adjusts and you can continue BF in that manner as long as you like.
Hope that helps.
Michelle

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