My son will be 4 weeks old when I return to work next week. For the past few days he has been fussier than usual and he nurses for comfort a lot. Tonight, i couldn't even calm him with that. My parents will be watching him when I start work and I am worried that they wont be able to comfort him. He wont take a pacifier. How did you transition back to work when your baby nursed for comfort frequently?
My husband has really been frustrating me lately by telling me he doesn't believe I will be able to have enough bm for the baby by the time I go back to work. (I have currently only have 8 0z stocked up but am working on more) He sees that i only get at most 1 oz at a time when i pump and he says he doesnt think that is enough to build up a supply soon enough. I know that is common and keep telling him not to worry. He hasnt really been very supportive of bf in general so its especially frustrating. If I go by the 1-1.5 oz per hr rule then I should need 15oz for a 10hr seperation. My question is, if I have just enough saved up for the first day, then will I be able to get enough pumped on my first day at work to send for the next day? Im worried i wont get 16 oz in 1 day away from him to send for the next day. I didnt plan on going back this soon so I didnt start pumping early enough to build a good supply. I think I will send some formula just in case but I dont want them to have to use it.