What is one piece of advice you wish you could offer your former expectant self?
Don’t feel guilty about your choices, it’s ok to change your mind, pick time for yourself or with your spouse over a clean house every time!
FOR MOMS: If you breastfed, was there a place for you to pump that met your needs and was conducive to your success? If you breastfed, how did you decide to continue? FOR DADS: What, if any, adjustments did you (or your workplace) make to your schedule after having a baby? Was it specific to your manager or larger, whole work culture?
We wanted to breastfeed, for his health, because it’s supposed to be best for both of us. He never latched, so I fed him by pumping for 6 months.
What was your biggest challenge going back to work?
My son’s school has no before or after care; I can only work around his school hours.
Fill in the blanks: As a working parent, I never expected ____ would be so hard and ____ would be so much easier!
That this stage will pass, however horrible that stage may be to go through it.
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