It's working for Mandy F
"My company is too small to qualify for family leave."
Do what you feel is best for you and your family.
I wanted to provide the best possible option for my child. I planned to breastfeed, but if for some reason, I was unable to, I didn’t have any problem giving her formula. Luckily, I didn’t have many issues breastfeeding and we’re still going strong at 16 months.
I was allowed to take up to 12 weeks, but went back after 8 weeks because it was completely unpaid. It was really really hard to leave my daughter, but I was very blessed that my grandmother could keep her for her whole first year.
I was worried about missing out on her growing up.
Yes, I had a pregnant co-worker that just had her son and I’ve passed along tons of advice and helped be someone she can come to with any questions.