How do working mom make the transition of going back to the 9-5?
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Linda - posted on 06/03/2009
I just returned back to work a week ago, and it's been a smooth transition for me because I visited my office several times (with my son) and I believed it helped with returning to work. I also have an office, so I pump during my lunch break with the door shut. I do miss my son, but it gives me comfort to know that he is being cared for by people I trust. The first week is hard (I think about him constantly), but you will eventually adjust with returning back to work. Also, it helps to keep a recent picture of your baby nearby!!! I have one on my desk, on a bulletin, and in my phone :)!
Sherry - posted on 06/02/2009
I've been home since Feb. and I'm headed back to work in August and really dreading it. The time has just flown by and I'm so sad to think I will be missing out on all those little changes I see everyday. I am still unsure of what a typical pumping / feeding schedule will be. Good luck with your transition. Sorry I don't have any good advice, but I share in your sadness!
Christy - posted on 06/02/2009
I had a very hard time doing it too. I was able to stay home with my first two for at least two years. When I had my third, I was forced to go back to work at 6 weeks. I went home for lunch to breastfeed and pump. I also got pics and updates on my cell phone throughout the day. Those things helped me cope. I kept pics of all my kids close by and would watch videos on my phone to pick me up. Hope that helps!
Charmaine - posted on 06/02/2009
I have been off since mid July last year and I am already dreading my return to work in January. Just not being able to spend time with my little girl or see her as much as I have been able to just hurts. I am just trying to make the most of the time I have left to spend with her full time and trying not to think about it, but it's very hard not to feel upset.