Jackie - posted on 12/01/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
My daughter has been having breast milk exclusively...and is now 11.5 months old. We have started to supplement with milk, and know that she likes it. And recently my supply has dropped off significantly. Pumping 4 times a day was barely filling her 1 six oz. bottle....so it was getting to be a bit much. She is almost a year old and its time to get her drinking out of sippy cups etc.....so as of today I stopped pumping at work. I still plan to breastfeed in the morning and at nite for as long as my supply will allow....but as the end of breastfeeding becomes a reality it is a very bittersweet time.
I am having a tough time to begin with since the first birthday is approaching...and the year has gone by much to fast. But that coupled with the end of breastfeeding is really a sign of my baby not being a baby anymore =( I wish I could just keep her this age for a while.