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|Thu, 09-20-2012 - 1:13pm|
I'm 34 weeks pregnant with my 2nd girl and work full time and am away from the kids 10 hours a day. I EPed for my daughter for 12 months of which I found the first 12-14 weeks to be the hardest and then everything got lots easier once she slept through the night.
So here's the rant... I'm weighing the pro/cons of EPing vs breastfeeding AFTER returning to work. I am determined to make breast feeding work the first 3 month just because of how hard EPing is during this time. I tried reaching out to other working moms only to receive comments like how could you ever think that EPing would be easier, you'd be missing out on bonding time, EPing is 2nd best, you've got to try cosleeping, etc. I'm just sick of hearing it all. I'm in that RARE 25% of the US how committed to giving my child breastmilk during that 1st year (and I was dairy free to boot!) EPing worked for us and our busy schedule. I only had to pump 4X a day for the majority of the year and on the week days my daughter wasn't even awake for the 2x I pumped while at home.
I'm concerned about DD2 not getting a full meal before bed and waking up during the night. I'm concerned about her taking too long to feed in the mornings and having to get up even earlier. I'm concerned about having to pump and breast feed in the mornings because of having extra supply after sleeping through the night. I'm concerned about having to feed her when I get home in the evenings and delaying dinner and bedtime.
Sorry, just had to get that off my back.