I agree, I am very lucky to have a job where I can telecommute. And my husband is very lucky that his work did care to allow him to work from home part time. That's a wonderful benefit of him working for a small company!
The progress has come at very hard work but it feels so good to be able to report it!
That's great to hear the experience concerning the overnight feedings. I'm a bit concerned I won't be able to pump as much as I was getting out of the breastfeeding and pumping together, and cause a bit of a step backwards. I guess I won't know until I try!
I would love to be able to get to a point where I can just breastfeed. I do think a lot of the problem is how efficiently that my son is eating, or lack thereof. He is so sleepy and it's hard a lot of times to get him really eating well. Also when he gets to around 60ish grams he seems to stop eating. I'm not sure if that's because my milk is slowing down, if he just gets tired, or if that is where he feels satisfied. I did have one night where he slept for extra and when I woke up I realized it had been 5.5 hours since the beginning of the last feeding. I was a bit engorged and he ended up getting a full 88g directly from the breast. That was a first and makes me think that it's less about him being full and more about me just not having enough milk. On the other hand... I always have more milk to pump after breastfeeding so that makes me think he could get more if he tried...
I'll have to find the link that I read about starting solids. I might have read it wrong. What you are explaining makes a lot of sense! I'll bring it up with the pediatrician if that time comes where I'm still not making enough milk at 4 months. Hopefully I am and it becomes a moot point!