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爱哺乳,爱事业,西尔斯教您轻松应对的20个小贴示 1

(2009-07-27 14:50:00)


分类: Pregnancy-哺乳预备生






Women have always worked and breastfed. The pioneer mother on the prairie had lots to do besides nurse her babies, and even modern mothers who are at home during the day struggle with the work of running busy households while responding to the needs of their infants. Combining working and breastfeeding is not really a new concept. In 1967 Martha breastfed our first baby, Jim, while working part-time as a nurse. Bill was an underpaid intern, and we needed Martha's income to survive.



Here are twenty time-tested tips to help you continue to give your baby the very best in nutrition after you return to your job.






1.Make a commitment. Juggling breastfeeding and working is not easy. There will be days when you wonder if it's all worth it. You'll develop a love-hate relationship with your pump. You'll leak at embarrassing moments, and you may be on the receiving end of less than supportive comments from ignorant co-workers. There will be days when you're ready to toss in the pump and reach for the formula.

Yet, once you make a commitment to continuing to breastfeed, you'll find a way to do it. If you believe that breastfeeding is important for your baby and for yourself, doing what it takes to continue this beautiful relationship will not seem as difficult. And you'll enjoy all the practical benefits of nursing your baby full-time when you are together after work and on weekends. 




You may be worried that nursing and working will be a lot of bother, or friends may have told you about their own difficulties with pumping milk or arranging feeding schedules. Working and caring for a small baby is a juggling act, so you need to think carefully about this choice and how you will manage.If you're not sure that you want to continue breastfeeding after you return to your job, give it at least a 30-day trial period. This will give you a chance to work out any problems and settle into a mutually-rewarding experience for you and baby. Have confidence in yourself. You can do this! 





2.Get connected. To build a solid relationship with your baby, you must banish the "what if's." "What if he won't take a bottle?" "What if she won't settle down without nursing?" "When I pump milk at home I can pump only a little bit. What if I can't pump enough milk when I'm back at work?" Don't let these worries about the future intrude on your enjoyment of your first weeks with your baby. These are legitimate concerns, but at the same time, they are all problems that can be solved.

2. 保持联结。为了和宝宝建立稳固的亲子关系,你必须要消除那些“如果……,怎么办……”的顾虑。“如果TA不吃奶瓶,怎么办?”“如果妈妈不在身边亲喂,TA会哭闹不安无法安静吗?”“在家的时候我只能吸出一点点奶,如果我重返职场吸不到足够的奶给宝宝,怎么办?”不要让这些对于未来生活的担忧阻碍你好好地享受和宝宝在一起的最初几周哦!这些担忧听上去是合理的考虑,但同时,所有这些都是可以被解决的。


It's good to plan ahead--but not too much. Don't let your preoccupation with the day you need to return to work ("W" day) rob you of the joy of those weeks of being a full-time mother. So even if your maternity leave is only a few short weeks, use this time to allow yourself to be completely absorbed by your baby. Think of this time as a "babymoon"-like a honeymoon, with emphasis on establishing a relationship with minimal intrusions.



This season of your life will never come again; treasure it while it's here. (You can organize those closets next year--or five years from now.) Mothering a newborn will absorb all your time. It should. These weeks after birth are when mothers fall in love with their babies. And, as with any love affair, the two of you need time to get to know one another.



Will focusing on just being a mother now make it more difficult to leave your baby later? It might. We've seen many mothers who had thought they would return to the workplace move heaven and earth in order to stay home longer with their babies. We've also seen the payoff for mothers who take the time to really get attached to their babies but who do return to their jobs: they work very hard at maintaining the close relationship with their child. They enjoy their babies more, and the benefits to their children are lifelong.




3.Get breastfeeding off to a good start. Doing everything you can to make breastfeeding work well in the early weeks is important to breastfeeding success after you return to work. You need to breastfeed early and often to encourage your breasts to produce lots of milk. Feeding your baby on cue will get your milk supply in line with your baby's needs. And your baby needs lots of practice at the breast so that she has good sucking skills that will not be affected by artificial nipples later on. The more you can learn about breastfeeding at this stage, the more easily you will be able to solve any problems that might occur later on.



Plan to take as much maternity leave as you can. The longer you can enjoy this exclusive breastfeeding relationship, the easier it will be to continue when you are back on the job. Use vacation time, or any other time off that is available to you. Consider taking an unpaid leave to stay home longer with your baby, if that is financially possible. (Sacrificing some income at this point in your life could turn out to be the one of the best investments you'll ever make.) Working only part-time will also simplify breastfeeding. If there is a compelling reason why your baby must receive breastmilk, perhaps because of prematurity or allergies, you may be able to prolong your leave time by getting a letter from your doctor.

做好计划将产假争取到最长。你享受这份独一无二的哺乳关系的时间越长,将来重返职场后坚持母乳喂养就越容易。充分利用公休假或者其它任何可以利用的假期。如果经济上允许的话,甚至可以考虑向公司请假(即使是无薪)。(在人生的这个特殊阶段所放弃的一些经济上的收入,最终会被证明是你人生中所做出的最好的投资之一。)在哺育小宝贝的同时做一份兼职的工作,也是一个不错的选择。如果你有一个必须继续母乳喂养的理由,比如宝宝是早产儿或者过敏体质,你也许可以通过获得医生的证明来延长你的产假(阳妈注:在中国这几乎是不可能的。1医生的证明效力很低 2医生基本上会建议你给宝宝吃低敏奶粉而不是坚持母乳喂养。)。


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