Advice needed before I return to work
My daughter turns 5 weeks old today. I have loved being home, bonding and spending time with her. Unfortunately, I have to return to work in a week and a half. I am lucky to work as a nanny, and my employers are okay with me bringing my daughter to work, so she will still be with me everyday. I have one big problem though....my daughter spends all day long nursing and wanting to be held. I have already found that I can barely get anything done around my own house, because she even screams if I put her in the baby carrier attached to the front of me. I am getting very nervous, because I'm not sure how I am going to get my job done at work, but we can't afford for me not to go back. Any suggestions?
I would, like right this second, get started on a small routine, not always holding her, nursing her only when she is hungry.. are you pumping at all? Can you pump and bottle to take with you while you work? How old are the kiddos you are nannying? What about a sling that she can be in while you nurse her? I would forecast ahead as much as possible.. !