How many FT working moms nurse to 12 months on here? just curious
Ive been back at work for one month now and nursing and working is a bit of a struggle, but I'm doing it. My lo is 4 months this week, and hope to still nurse her at work at least 1x a day. I will probably have to give up the morning nursing session soon, because it really screws up my morning classroom routine. My preschool is very small and we are hurting finanically so we dont have extra staff to step in while i nurse. I've been lucky so far with low enrollment but my rooms enrollment is going up so my aide cant be alone anymore for 1/2 hr. Plus sometimes my lo is napping at that time. Then I pump for 15 min tops but even that is hard. My employer and co workers tolerate it, but I can tell they don't fully support it.
How do you working nursing moms do this? Plus lack of sleep from nursing at night. If I had a desk job it would be easier but I work with children, I just can't walk away anytime. I want to continue to nurse/pump til 1yr then switch to cows milk. Any advice?
fyi the law doesnt protect me :( we have under 50 employees