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Old 12-31-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
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Breastfeeding and working

Hello everyone. I'm new to cloth diapering and this board.

My daughter is 8 months old and she is EBF except for some solids now. I returned to work for a month when she was 4 months and quit so I'm back home now. I am going back to work in a few weeks and will not be able to pump there. She still nurses a lot so I thought about pumping first thing in the morning or night but someone told me maybe I could go without pumping and reverse cycle feed her. Anybody know how to do this? We do cosleep and she pretty much nurses all night long. Any other ideas?

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Old 12-31-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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How long will you be away from her?
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:54 PM   #3
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How long will you be away from her?
I'm not sure yet. Probably around 8 hours. I've never had supply issues so I'm not worried about that but about her wanting to nurse during the day. I nursed my second child only at nights and on weekends for about 3 months but I also sent formula during the day. I just didn't want to do formula this time.
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at 9mo she'll need to drink some milk during the day even if she reverse cycles. so either you'll need to pump or send formula.

I'd start pumping now. haveing even a little bit of a stash will help. could you pump on the way to work, at lunch and on the way home? if you do that and pump on non-working days and she reverse cycles, you might make it w/o formula.
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