Resuming your first steps in the office after a maternity leave filled with sleepless nights and baby cuddles can be strange. Add pumping to the mix and it gets even stranger. Here's a mom's take on her first day back.
It was the day before I returned to work. My stomach was in a nervous knot. The idea of leaving my baby and acting like a functional adult (and wearing real clothes ?!) was intimidating.
On top of that, I needed to understand how the hell I was supposed to fit pumping into my work schedule, to understand my new role as a working mother.worth and bring back enough bre last milk to support my daughter 's existence. It was terrifying.