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Working moms---what to do on day off?

Ok, silly question. I started back at work on monday. I pump 3 times a day at work and feed what I pump to LO the next day...so what do you do on your days off? Do you BF only like before or do you keep pumping and giving her a bottle? I feel like if I'm there I should BF her...but I don't want to confuse her

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Re: Working moms---what to do on day off?

  • I BF whenever I'm with him - evenings and weekends. And it's good for your supply.
  • I BF when home with DS. He has always done fine transitioning between boob & bottle.
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  • I went back to work 3 weeks ago.

    I BF DD on my days off (Thrus, Sat & Sun). I always do my first pumping session around 2 AM always, every day (and that is only 1 boob 'cause daugther takes the other one)...but thats it I dont pump for the rest of the day in my days off. However, I only pump in my days off if i get really engorged.

    Daughter has no problem, I don't think she is confused. I think she enjoys every chance that she has to be BF. I can see it on her face!!!!! she loves cuddling!!!!

     

     

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  • I put the pump in the closet for the weekends and she just BFs as needed

    If, for some reason, I need to build up some extra, I'll pump (early on, to build up stash, I did an extra pump after she went to bed every night--even on weekends).  If she decides to nap through feeding time (HA, that would require her to nap), I'll pump.  That happened something like 3x in the last year :)

     

  • I BF as usual. However since I don't make enough while at work to keep up with what he gets at daycare, I pump before I go to bed every night. 
  • Thanks for the responses! BF her seemed to make the most sense to me too!

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  • I BF when we are together.  It would probably be more confusing for her to get a bottle from you when she knows that she could nurse directly from you.
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  • I take advantage of every nursing session I can get!
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