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I was just told today that I was successful in my application for an occupational therapist position in a spinal cord injuries unit.
It's 12 hrs/wk, spread over 2 days (so 6 hours per day). Because of travel time and lunch breaks, my kids will probably be in daycare from 8am to 3.30pm, which is 7.5 hrs. DD has just turned one, and still breastfeeds day and night. She doesn't know how to drink out of a bottle, but will drink small amounts of fluid from a sippy cup.
In the past 2 weeks when we've been transitioning to daycare, I've been pumping, but DD is only drinking maybe a quarter of what I put into the sippy cup (~1 oz), so I'm wondering if I should just use whole milk or formula instead. It seems a waste to be throwing pumped milk down the sink, when I could just as easily throw cow's milk down the sink.
The other consideration is that I'm a low supply mama, and am still taking domperidone 3x daily to maintain an adequate supply. DD loves food, but only what she manages to feed herself, which isn't huge amounts generally. I would guess that breastmilk still comprises the majority of her calories at the moment.
Any advice on whether I should pump at work or not?
Mothering my 4yo DS and 1yo DD
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