I am absolutely DREADING going back to work and fear it will ruin our lovely relationship. I can imagine the feelings of confusion and betrayal that the girls might feel, especially Olive.
The biggest issue ahead is the feeding. Ivy already drinks exclusively from a bottle. Olive on the other hand drinks only from the breast.
I need help. I love them both so much, and I know I need to get Olive to drink from a bottle before I go back (or give her the opportunity to feed with auntie) so that she is used to it. But I love breastfeeding her and we worked really hard to get to this point and it feels exactly like sabotage to begin deconstructing this relationship. I know she won’t take a bottle from me so In preparation have to remove myself from the feeding situation completely and let someone else battle with her. It is so emotional.
I plan to express at work and to feed her at around 6am before I leave. Some days I will be home at around 1 so she will have two bottle feeds in that time. Once or twice a week she will have to have three as there are days when we have meetings and I’ll be home at around 4. Then I want to breastfeed all the rest of the time.
Can anyone else tells how they have handled /would handle this?