My DD is 2 1/2 weeks old. For financial reasons and because my work is really short staffed I am feeling kind of obligated to go back to work at 6 weeks, although I know I qualify for 12 under FMLA I only get paid for 6. I have 2 weeks of vacation/sick time saved that I could use, but I feel like I should save some of that for sick days after I return. I would like to stay home 10-11 weeks but I just don't know if that is realistic (I used 3 FMLA days before she was born due to bedrest). I am just curious to know other women's experiences. I know there can be a 6 week growth spurt. Also breastfeeding hasn't been as easy as I anticipated (still dealing with some nipple pain) and I keep hearing it gets easier after 6-8 weeks. I am also concerned about introducing a bottle too soon. Thoughts anyone?