"I felt very marginalized at my job after I returned. Like I wasn't fully vested because my attention was now split."
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?
I always knew I would breast feed. It is what is best and provides an amazing bond.
How much leave did you take, and how comfortable were you taking it?
12 weeks. Extremely sad and emotional.
What was your biggest challenge going back to work?
I felt that if I had a baby I wanted to be the one to raise it. Also, I exclusively breast fed so that wasn’t easy.
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