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?

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    03/20/14
    I'm not sure if I have too much useful advice here, as I'm a sahm. But.. from what I hear of other moms, it's all about routine. You have a week and a half, so start now! Is she okay on a bottle? My boy Charlie also HATES when I put him down. Luckily his gramma comes over while I do my work to keep him company. I can imagine that this is a stressful time for you, but you're doing what you have to for your family. Good on you mama! Start out with a few minutes at a time, baby steps... I know there are lots of working moms on the site that can help you out with this. Good luck!
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      03/20/14
      That's tough ya. But, like Brande said.. Try to get her use to being down playing instead of in your arms all the time. It's ok to let her cry for a bit at first. It's normal. She has been getting spoiled hehe. Which is fine. But tough for when you need to leave like you said. So just try some music and blanky. Her favorite toy.. and do it longer each time. Before you know it you will be able to get more done!
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        03/20/14
        Ah.. definitely know how you feel!

        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.. !
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          03/20/14
          Thanks for the suggestions. I have been trying since day one to get her used to her crib, pack n plat, carrier, swing, stroller... She was good the first few days, then boycotted everything. Once we try to put her down, she is wailing within five minutes. If she were older, I would let her cry it out, but I feel she is too young. As for the nursing, she will take bottles, but won't fall asleep that way. There is also the problem with her screaming if I try to pump to be able to get a big enough bottle ready. I love that she finds such comfort with me, but I'm running out of Tim to break this habit.
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            03/20/14
            I plan to nurse while I am back at work. The kids I watch range from 6 to 13 years old. I work for a couple different families, and I'm not so worried about two of them, but I know I won't be able to do my other jobs with her so clingy. She won't play with toys yet, and only seems to calm down to stare at the ceiling fan, which most of the houses I work in don't have any! As for her nursing, she had a hard time gaining weight, and now she is making up for it. She is always hungry! Do any of you find that any particular sling helped keep your babies happier than one of the baby Bjorn carriers did? I would buy just about anything at this point if it will help me at work.
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            I am a first time mom of a beautiful baby girl. I have worked as a nanny for 10+ years, so I have extensive experience with children. Even so, new mommy anxiety has set in and I'm still adjusting to having a child that is with me 24/7.
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