Re: going back to work at 8 wks/night shifts
congratulations on your dd, and welcome to the forum!
i know it's hard going back to work...believe me, i didn't want to go back when my dd was 10 weeks old (she's now 4 month old).
your dh can sleep with your dd if he's comfortable doing so...if not, maybe dd can sleep in a bassinet in your room so that dh can easily get up to feed her during the night. also, have you started pumping? if not, you may want to do so to have a stash of EBM ready for dh to use while you are gone. are you going to be able to pump while you are at work? you should pump at least every 2-3 hours while you are at work (e.g., pump for a missed feeding).
...and you'll breastfeed your dd when you are at home with her during the day. i know you'll need your rest, too...but you should be able to nurse dd a couple times during the day and then your SIL can feed her EBM also while she's there helping you. you'll nurse dd right before you leave for work...and as soon as you come home...
keep your head high...you'll get through this! good luck!
Aleina... born on Mother's Day, May 14, 2006...7lbs 4oz, 21.6 inches
Lauryn Elle...January 26, 2008...7lbs 15oz, 20 inches