i am having trouble getting baby to be ok when I leave her, even for just a couple hours and REALLY need advice.
LO nurses sometimes every hour or two during the day, and she is sleeping all night most of the time (10:30 p.m.-5:30 a.m.).
I go back to work in 2 weeks. I work the 3-11 p.m. shift as a nurse and am gone from the house from 2:15 until close to midnight. I know I can only pump twice at work- and that's going to be hard, but I will make it work.
I tried leaving her with dh twice in the last week for a few hours with pumped milk and the Avent bottle. I said 2 oz. at a time, and I nursed her right before leaving at 5 p.m. At 6 she wanted to eat and sucked down the 2 oz. quickly. Then she cried the entire time until I came home. After I came home she nursed for a few minutes both times, but was awake msotly crying for HOURS afterwards, up well past midnight as well. She vomited both times- I think from all the crying for hours.
I am dreading going back to work, and so is dh who doesn't like the thought of her screaming for 9-10 hours while I am gone.
Should we introduce a pacifier to help with sucking needs maybe?
Why do you think she is crying for hours when I am gone? None of my others have done this and I have worked and pumped with the last three kids!!!
I tried leaving her in the church nursery tonight for 45 minutes and she got so worked up that after she nursed she still cried all the way home, nursed again at home, then vomited after crying again for a while.
I don't know what to do and this is fast approaching. I also need to be able to go somewhere with a friend sometimes, or spend time with one of my other kids- there are six others! I'm feeling so tied down- no free time- can barely get a shower, read the paper, or just sit alone and think by myself...I just don't understand what's going on with her....or what to do...please help...oh, btw, she is 8 weeks old now.