Re: Hard time going back to work
I'm sorry I'm running a little late replying to you - we've been battling the flu over here at my house!
The first day back is always hard. Some mothers call their provider several times a dasy the first few weeks, others cry everytime they call, so they don't call at all during the day. Either way is ok.
Take pictures of your baby with you to work. Maybe even a baby blanket. I even know one mother who took one of her baby's diapers to work with her, since she loved the smell of his diapers, and it helped her to let down while she was pumping. For the record, it was a *clean* diaper!!
Enjoy the time that you do get to spend with your little one - lunch breaks, evenings, and weekends become so precious to you.
Ask your provider to take lots of pictures, maybe even give them a disposable camera, or ask them to upload digital pictures to you so you can see them often.
Do you use a computer at work? Maybe put a picture of your baby as background on your desktop, or set up your screensaver to be a slideshow of pictures.
Please let us know how today went, and post any questions!
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