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  1. #1
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    Default 1st day back at work

    Yesterday was my first day back at work and my DS's 3 week birthday. I fed him right before I left and left 14 oz of EBM for him. I was gone for 9 1/2 hours and he only ate 8oz. of it. When I got home he nursed for 2 hours straight. Is this normal or was he starving himself trying to wait for Mommy?



    J- Mommy to MJ 5/9/09 for 2 months until 9 mos
    DD 4/23/11 with lots more support and success

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    Default Re: 1st day back at work

    Oh goodness, he's only 3 weeks old and you're already back at work? That stinks mama.
    I am Lea (middle name)
    Mama to Dominic born on 3/23/09
    Wife to G 4/27/07
    We're blessed to have been for 3 years and counting! Proud to with our squirmy worm

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    -Lois McMaster Bujold

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    Default Re: 1st day back at work

    Only 1 day a week so far. I have a very flexible schedule and a relatively easy and extremely fun job. So it basically relieves financial pressure and gives me an opportunity to "get a break" and eases DS into the routine.

    J- Mommy to MJ 5/9/09 for 2 months until 9 mos
    DD 4/23/11 with lots more support and success
    Last edited by @llli*MLDD.mommaflick; May 15th, 2011 at 09:48 PM. Reason: adding signature

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    Default Re: 1st day back at work

    That amount sounds fine. I don't think he was starving himself.

    How did pumping go at work?
    Tracie

    Mommy to
    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Default Re: 1st day back at work

    Pumping at work went surprisingly well. My boss has 4 kids of her own and has known as long as she's known I was preggo that I was going to BF. In 3 sessions I was able to get almost 12 oz. so there was a definite difference between what he ate and what I pumped.
    J- Mommy to MJ 5/9/09 for 2 mo until 9mos
    DD 4/23/11 with lots more support and success
    Wife to Dev 4/20/11

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    Default Re: 1st day back at work

    That's really great. He may increase to the 12 ounces you're pumping. He's just a tiny guy yet.
    Tracie

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    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Default Re: 1st day back at work

    You are doing great! 2 hours sounds normal for a 3 week old under any circumstances, LOL. At least IME.

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    Default Re: 1st day back at work

    wow! awesome job with the pumping. That sounds a tiny bit low, but I wouldn't worry about it. Just make sure you're leaving small bottles so you don't waste any milk.
    Julia and Maxwell (and Dan and Haddie)
    Maxwell, born January 3, 2010
    A year on Mama's milk and still loving it

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