Breastfeeding is the very first thing that creates a link between a mother and a child. When a baby doesn’t even recognize her mother, it is breastfeeding that brings her closer to the mother. This is a widely known fact that for first six months, exclusive breastfeed is very much required for a baby. It gives her required immunity and antibodies.And it is advised to continue breastfeeding till the mother’s body is able to lactate and provide sufficient milk to the baby. This article talks about Breastfeeding and going back to work.
Mothers, who stay at home, find it convenient to provide as much feed as they can produce for the betterment of the growing baby. However, for working ladies, a problem comes and it’s very common these days. They have to decide whether to resume office or not because their babies are still depended solely on breastfeed. This is a sad reality for nursing mothers that, many times, they have to take a hard step with giving babies top feed because they are not able to breastfeed their babies with resuming their work.
In today’s time, it is becoming a nightmare to survive on the salary of single earning person and that’s why more and more ladies are working shoulder to shoulder with their husband. Things look okay until they become a mother and after that breastfeeding becomes the very first challenge to continue. A few of them start weaning their babies so that in their absence, babies can feel satisfied. As the many advantages of breastfeeding become more obvious, a good number of mothers still continue to breastfeed their babies after they re-enter the workforce.
I am also a working mother and I resumed my office when my boy was 2.5 months old. I am into IT private sector and extension of maternity leaves was not possible so I had to join my work back. My boy was still on milk and starting semi-solids/pureed food was still far away time. Howbeit, I managed to continue my work along with nurturing my tiny baby. Challenges were but with few adjustments, things got better.
Based on my own experience, here are some tips that I want to give to mothers who are facing the dilemma of whether to continue to breastfeed after joining work or not.
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