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Hi...I have a two month old little girl. I am going back to work when she is 10 weeks old and I am worried about how our mother/ child bond will be affected. Are there any suggestions that a mom who is working full time can give me? I am really worried about this..thanks
The easy answer is to just spend the time that you do have after work and on weekends with your child. I am a nurse and full time for me is 3 twelve hour shifts. Sometimes I don't see my daughter at all on the days I work. She's still asleep when I leave and often she's asleep when I get home. I won't lie...it's hard. Sometimes I feel like my husband's bonding more with her than I am. However, on those rare occassions that she's still up when I get home, her little smile and arms reaching for me prove that we have a bond too. It will be the same for you. Just spend time with your child doing something you both enjoy. Quality time is just as important as the quantity.
The easy answer is to spend as much time as you can with your child after work and on weekends. I'm a nurse and full time for me is 3 twelve hour shifts weekly. Usually on the days I work, I don't see my daughter at all. She is still sleeping when I leave and often she's already down for the night when I get home. I won't lie...it's hard sometimes. I can't help but feel that my husband is the one she's more bonded with. However, on the rare occassions that she's still awake when I get home, her huge smile and little arms reaching for me prove that we have a strong bond too. It will be the same for you; just spend time with her playing, feeding or whatever you both enjoy. I am a huge believer that QUALITY of time is just as important as quantity.
Forgive me for replying.....I truly don't have any advice.....just my own worries and fears......
I'm struggling with guilt.....and working full-time. I'm a first-time mom and my daughter just turned 10 months old. Every day seems to bring new and exciting discoveries. And there are many days when I just feel so sad that might only get to spend 2 hours with her....Some days are more difficult to get through than others....there are days when feel just rotten. :-(
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