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After pregnancy, major concern for working mother is breastfeeding her baby. She starts thinking that how she can manage to feed her newborn baby when she joins her work. Breastfeeding to your baby is very essential at least for six months and it becomes more beneficial if mother can feed her baby up to one year. For non working woman it is possible to feed baby any time, but for working women it become question of concern to breastfeed her baby for a long time.
Now it is possible that you can feed your baby by giving store breast milk when you start your job. You should get stronger for doing that because mother is naturally attached more with her baby emotionally and she doesn’t want to keep her baby away from her eyes soon after pregnancy period.
Many women start concern about their work soon after birth of their baby. It is advisable to spare quality time with your baby during your maternity leave period. Make all efforts to keep your baby healthy and happy. Take maximum rest to rejuvenate your health. You should take enough rest to restore your health and get physically strong to join your work again. Understand your child’s feeding habit, wake up and sleeping time.
Breastfeed baby normally not accept bottle many times, but you need to start it step by step. Initially give her one or two times in a day and then make her habituated to feed your milk from bottle during daytime. Once she gets habituated to feed from bottle, you have to try to feed her bottle by someone else who care your baby. If your in-laws taking care of your baby, then you can train them to feed your baby from bottle with your stored milk. If you have keep baby care-taker to care your baby, then you should teach her to take proper care of your baby. She should know all about your baby that when she gets hungry and need bottle. You should also train her to change your baby’s diaper and make her sleep. Make proper schedule that when you start your work, you need not worry about your baby about her feeding.
You can start work without any worry about your baby once she gets habituated to feed your breast milk from bottle from her care-taker. You should not stop feeding your baby. You can continue to feed your baby at night or whenever you get time when you are at home. If you stop feeding your baby, your milk production gets reducing and may stop. Therefore, it is essential to breastfeed your baby at least once or twice in a day for six to eight months minimum. When you pump your milk, you should get relax without doing any worry about your work. It is better if you pump milk after heavy breakfast or lunch to store sufficient amount of milk. You should store enough milk for your baby that it will be enough for her during your absence while you are at work.
You should take enough care to store your breast milk in insulated container. You should keep it in deep refrigeration for long term storage. Normally, breast milk can keep in good condition at room temperature for four to six hours. If you keep in refrigerator, then you can use it for three to five days and in deep freezer you can store it for two and half months. Affix label mention date of storage milk on insulated container to keep track of storage milk. As your baby gets younger she needs more milk so you need to store according to your baby’s feeding requirement. You need to worry about storing milk at-least for six months. When your baby gets six months old, you can start formula milk as supplements to your milk. At daytime you can give her formula milk and during night you can give her breast milk.
Understanding your baby’s requirement and care according to her need will keep your baby healthy and happy. If your baby gets healthy, you can work tension free in your job. Breast feeding is the best way to keep your baby healthy therefore, try to give maximum breast milk directly or through bottle to your baby.