I'm new! Went back to work this week. m

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Registered: 04-03-2003
I'm new! Went back to work this week. m
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 11:17am
My name is Jessie and I am mom to 3 fabulous kids. Lily is almost 5 (seems impossible!), Audrey is 2.5, and Eli is 3 months. I teach 8th grade English. DH is Mike and a contractor. I worked and pumped with my oldest and she nursed until 10 months (self weaned), stayed home for a year with my middle child, went back to work when when was 12 months and didn't pump, but she continued to nurse until 16 months. Eli has done marvelously his first week away from me (soooooo sad for his momma!) and I am pumping about 2 oz. more per day than he is eating.

Pumping is a challenge but for me it makes it much easier to go back to work knowing I can still feed Eli even when I'm not there.

Looking forward to joining the board,


I'm also on the Dec. 2002 playgroup board (but haven't been there in a couple weeks).

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Registered: 04-02-2003
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 5:12pm
Welcome Jesse! You're obviously an experienced mum and lactator, but I know that it's nice to have a supportive place for questions, comments and idea sharing, regardless of your level of expertise. I just returned to work after having dd on 1/24, and even though I w&p'd with ds (now 2 1/2) for a year, it's helped me a lot to reconnect with the "lifestyle" of a w&p'er by reading and contributing to these boards. Good to have you on board! Warm Regards, Jen (moos Kyle, 2 1/2 years and Erica, 2 1/2 months)
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 11:49am
Welcome Jessie!

Sounds like you're an old pro! I think you'll love the comraderie here. It's great to be able to share our ups and downs and have someone understand!

Armella and alum Camryn(1), with big sis Taylor(11) and big bro Erik(10)