Re: Need your help mommies...
A situation like yours came up at La Leche League meeting.
Going back to college is like going back to work, except there is not more money flowing into the household.
But the information and support necessary to keep the breastfeeding relationship strong is the same.
Mothers need to purchase a high quality double pump and all the accouterments needed to store, cool and transport the milk.
Mothers need to schedule to express milk while at work/school.
There is reliable easy to follow information on this website just scroll up to the grey Resource tab and look for the links for Working and Breastfeeding.
Although I did not express and store my milk, because even if I wanted to work my dh figured it would cost our family more money if I was out of the house
my sister worked full time and breastfed/expressed for over a year. And she was happy and satisfied.
She let the DCP figure out how to give her baby the bottle. Although at 6 months I think some moms use sippy cups.
The aspect of your post that spoke to me was the guilt you felt. And the sadness. I have been at LLL meetings where moms come in looking for support and information on working and breastfeeding and end up really looking for moral support to stay home instead.
If you can or if you want to postpone school for another 6 months that is ok too.
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DD#2 April 1988 c/sec
DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
DS#4 June 1993 VB
DD#5 April 2001 c/sec
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