Re: Returning to work
It's so hard to leave the babies behind. Did you see the Working & Breastfeeding forum, or the pumping forum? There are lots of folks with similar issues.
Could you nurse when you drop baby off? I work from 7:30 to 5 pm with a drop off of baby at 7 AM and pick up at 5:30 pm. I pumped right when I got to work and then tried to every 3ish hours after that, and then nursed my daughter right when I got home. I only live 5 minutes from my sitter so I didn't nurse her there.
If I were you, I would pump right when I get to work regardless of the day and then at least twice after that. Your body is really good at adapting to slight changes in schedule and it sounds like you'll have the same schedule all week - right?
Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months