Going Back To Work After Delivery
Take a vow to breast feed your baby as long as possible. This is very important. You can continue to breastfeed even after you start working. You can pump milk while at work and feed it to your child. For this you will need a Breast pump – an automatic electric pump is better. To pump both breasts simultaneously a double collection kit would be more helpful. Store the milk in a bottle or a refrigerator to keep milk cold. And breast pads that will prevent the dress from showing if you start to leak milk. If pumping milk is not possible you can substitute and feed formula milk to child while you are working.
Let go of your guilt of leaving to job. Have a reliable person to take care of your baby while you are gone to work. You can substitute breastfeeding with formula milk in the morning while you are away and when you come back breast feed your child.
You need to speak to your boss on the timing and schedule of work so that there is no confusion with the work nature and your timing. Ask if you have a choice of working from home. Make sure you schedule your work and keep the schedule flexible with proper rest. This is needed because your body now needs rest. Don’t overwork yourself.