Re: seperation anxiety about going back to work
It's a fact - you will miss your baby while you're apart. We all do, it's natural. Most mothers find that it gets a little easier, as you both become more accustomed to the separations.
Can your daycare provider call you during the day with updates? Or can you call them? Email? Pictures?
Ask your provider to send home notes each day, so you know what your daughter is doing each day. You can also send a short note each morning, letting the provider know when you last fed her, how she slept, etc, so you're both on the same page when caring for your daughter.
As others have suggested, if your daycare is close to your work, try to go see your baby during the day, whenever you can fit it into your schedule. Or ask your provider to bring baby to you occasionally.
Ask your daycare provider not to feed baby at the end of the day, so you get to spend a few minutes nursing and bonding at the end of the day.
Please keep asking questions as they come up, there are lots of working mothers here!
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