Have a breastfed 7 month old and trying to start back working?!

Ashly - posted on 02/17/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am really struggling to take that first step to start working. If I wasn't a mother it would be easy, but now it just seems harder. I dont trust child cares or babysitters. Barely trusting my own family to babysit... :( What do I do because I am ready to work right now and I dont want to keep putting it off because my boyfriend is taking care of the three of us and I'm ready to take some weight off of his shoulders?
Plus, she is breastfed and I am already having a hard time pumping her enough milk just to be watched for a day...? Smh.

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Mary - posted on 02/17/2014

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i know there is so much going on in the world that shouldnt be but if you are serious about going back well chat with your mum if she would be willing to mind and your partner see if you can work out a solution that way otherwise get in a nanny cam and hire a very highly recommended babysitter but lets face it over half your wages could end up going to them hope you sort something out i know being stuck in the house with no one to talk to half the time is very lonely good luck

Mary - posted on 02/17/2014

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are you going to go back full time or part time?? if you plan on giving her your own milk you have no option but to pump you can give her formula milk and breast feed i done this for awhile you will have to pump at work to keep up your supply and dont forget you can freeze breast milk so there are ways around that however babysitting is a different kettle of fish can you afford a babysitter or is there a friend you can trust to mind just for a couple of hours who maybe also has kids or can you work around your bf hours maybe that way he could mind while you work and you mind while he works...

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Ashly - posted on 02/17/2014

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@Mary Ellen.... Part time. I only really trust my mother. I feel like no one is going to look after her like i do. I just have anxiety because I know people do things in private and wont tell you every detail of what exactly has been going on.
Thank you for your response.

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