So far, I have only been working half days. In another six weeks I must resume full days. He cries terribly every time I leave and I am starting to wonder if my visits are making it harder for him rather than helping him.
Does anyone have an opinion or helpful advice? My original thought was that it might give him a greater sense of security that I visit, hold him and feed him a few times a day, but now comments from my partner and others have me worried that I am interfering with his adjustment to the new situation.
I am a baby-wearing, co-sleeping, breast-feeding, baby-led-weaning, older first time mother who discovered Jean Leidloff and Sue Gerhardt when my son was three months of age and found that the type of parenting recommended by both was in complete synch with my feelings. I am sick about having to return to work, moreover having to return full time and would like to change that but cannot. So suggestions on coping are welcome!