Just before my maternity leave was about to end, I remember feeling a little overwhelmed about going back to work. A part of me was dreading the fact that I was going to be away from my baby girl the entire day.
After spending a good 16 weeks with her at home, I knew that I would miss her terribly once I got back to work.
"Will she be ok with her grandparents at home?"
"Will she be good and take her feeds from the bottle without kicking up a fuss?"
"Will I pump enough breastmilk during the day to meet her usual daily feeds?"
These were just some of the questions that ran through my mind then.
Another part of me was feeling anxious over how I’d cope with being a breastfeeding mum who would be pumping at work.
"Will I be able to schedule my pump breaks so that it doesn’t interfere too much with my work schedule?"
"How will my colleagues and bosses feel about my need to take 2 pump breaks during office hours?"
The questions about pumping at work seemed endless at the time.