Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rural Western MA
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So, my son was born on 11/23, and I was going to try to avoid going back to work until at least February, but that's not going to be possible. My husband has PTSD and it's been interfering with his work--to the point that his psychotherapist had him take three weeks off for med management. He's been at that job for three years, and it gets worse every month. He wants to get out, but he has our health insurance, and he's been putting off a career change for months as our family situation needed him to be employed. With this latest exacerbation, I realized that he really needs to get out, so I need to go back to work.
Anyways, I'm a CNA by licence, and I'm looking to get into night-shift work. For one, I can make more money, and for another, I'm more likely to get a break to pump on the night shift. Should I mention that I'm breastfeeding and will need to pump in an interview? Or should I wait until after I get hired? Has anyone else left a baby younger than two months to go back to work? I hate leaving him, but I don't see another choice for our family; someone has to make the money and get the health insurance, and we don't qualify for state benefits.
Does anyone have any other advice for a FTM going back to work?
Wife to A since 7-7-2006, Mother to M since 11-23-2007, and N born on 4-9-2010