Re: Concerns about going back to work
How old is your baby? Although neither of mine were in daycare under a year, I do know that the infant rooms around here do everything on demand. It's not until they are in the tot area (12-18 months depending on the program) that they try to get all the kids on the same schedule. So I would talk to your daycare. Also, I would not force her into a longer time period at all. There's no reason for it and it could have negative effects - just search around this forum and see the trouble some moms have had with forced schedules or spreading out feelings.
The other thing to consider is that daycare will have to find their groove with your daughter and chances are it will be completely different than your experience with her. You are so much more than food. You are her source for life, comfort, safety and joy. But daycare will be her care. She will behave completely different. I remember being shocked to find out my daughter would nap at daycare. But never did at home.
I know it's hard. But try not to worry. work with the daycare. I'm sure they are use to it.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn