Hi - I'm going back to work in less than 2 months. My son, who will be just shy of 1 year when I go back, is still breastfed, lots - I would say about 8+ times a day depending on how the night goes. During the day, he still nurses down for each of his 2 naps. He's a baby-led weaning baby so he takes solids well and drinks water from a regular cup. I'm not worried about how to continue to get him my milk when he goes to daycare, I will send it along and have it served with meals or as a snack; and I'll pump at work as needed.
What I am worried about is how he will go to sleep; and what I can start doing now to help ease the transition. We've gone this long without sippy cups or bottles (for the most part, he'll take if he needs to) so I don't want to START this at the time we're supposed to be stopping bottle/Sippy cup use. So, if nursing is how he goes to sleep, and he can't nurse and I don't want him to use a bottle, how do I adapt his routine for daycare?