Being back at work is one thing. Being back at work while still a lactating mum is another thing. I’m still trying to figure the whole situation out.
I don’t know how my friends coped when they went back at 3 or 4 months post delivery (I remember it used to get so painful if I didn’t pump or latch on time).
Maybe it’s just the way I am. I am happy to inform the blogosphere that I’m a breastfeeding mother. At work however, I feel inclined not to shout it out loud if I can help it.
I feel paiseh…. whenever I have to explain to someone that I’ll be “downstairs”, especially the guys. So it turned out, my one pump a day around 2pm is almost always delayed.
And here’s the tricky thing, how to survive being at an event the whole day (off-site). I will find out next week.
Not a person to shun duties, so I do feel that it is inappropriate to say “can you don’t roster me?” (Because helloooo. .. I can’t be carrying my pumps and bottles around).
Let’s hope I don’t get one of those epic blocked ducts episodes again next week. Feel feverish just thinking about it.
So yes, welcome back to work, mama… maybe mothers like me are too conservative and being too hard on ourselves.