"I pumped at work since we had somewhere private I could go and a refrigerator."
What is one piece of advice you wish you could offer your former expectant self?
Not to worry so much.
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 pumped at work since we had somewhere private I could go and a refrigerator.
How much leave did you take, and how comfortable were you taking it?
How easy was it to put a childcare arrangement together and did it work for your family?
For my first, my MIL volunteered to take care of the baby so we outfitted her house. For my second, a new day care opened at my husband’s workplace for employees.
What was your biggest challenge going back to work?
Time away from the babies
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