Abbie had her first child this spring: Joshua and is currently exclusively breastfeeding on demand. She will return back to work in September as a high school teacher, at this time Joshua will be six months old. She is worried as Joshua has rarely had bottles and she isn’t the biggest fan of pumping. She knows that going back to work will be an adjustment for both her and Joshua but she’s committed to making it work.
She plans to pump during her scheduled lunch and preparation periods because she cannot take a break during class to pump. Abbie knows that a few of her coworkers successfully pumped at work but she needs to do some leg work to figure it all out.
Abigail Walston is mother to Joshua, wife to Ed, an environmentalist, teacher, and blogger. She was raised on her family’s 300-year-old farm in Connecticut, where she learned to love animals and nature. She holds both a BS and MS in Biology and Secondary Education, and has taught Biology, Environmental Science, Botany and Forensic Science at the high school level for the last eight years. She supports sustainable living, shops from local farms, cooks from scratch, gardens, reads, writes, and crafts in her spare time, and blogs about it at Farmer’s Daughter.