Charlotte - posted on 11/19/2008 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am scheduled to have a c-section on Dec. 3rd, and am definitely planning on nursing. I have a 12 year old son who nursed as well. My questions are based on some differences between when my son was a baby and my situation now...When I had my son, I was not working outside the home. I sold Mary Kay and would have weekly meetings and would leave to do parties, so I had a pump and would do my best to store milk. It would take a lot of pumping to get enough milk stored for 1-2 bottles a week. My situation now is that I am teaching full-time. I'll be home for 8 weeks after the baby is born, then I am back to work. I am very worried that I will not be able to pump enough to have the baby on breast-milk exclusively. I don't have anything against supplementing if I need to, I would just rather do breast-milk only if possible. Anyway, I have been reading several things and talking to friends who nursed, but I would like to build up as much knowledge as possible! I need to find out the best way to work full-time and still breastfeed.