My DH is no longer working (long story), so I decided to pick up a couple shifts at a friend's bar to help make ends meet. Not my ideal place to work, but it's better than an 8-5 since most of the time I'm at work, LO is asleep.
So, here's my situation. My LO is 15 months, and since I've started working (being away from him for 8-10 hours at a time), I've been trying to increase nursing at home. But he's been going through a bit of a "nursing strike" since I started working. He'll take the breast when offered, but jumps down after a minute, before my milk gets a chance to let down. I'm worried about my milk completely depleting before he's ready to wean. Being away from him for so long sucks, but the fact that he's not nursing as often when I am home has me really worried. I can't pump at work since there is no one to relieve me. (It's a small bar, and only one person works per shift.)
What's more, DH just got denied unemployment. We are appealing, but that means we'll have to wait even longer before we get that money. Which means I have to take on MORE shifts at the bar. Probaly 4 or 5 nights a week. This is REALLY going to kill my supply.
Anyway, I'm not really sure there is a solution. I wanted to nurse my son as long as possible. And 15 months just isn't long enough! I'm broken hearted at the time I'll be away from him, but even moreso that this may end our nursing perminently.