Is it possible to nurse only in morning and at night?

Julia - posted on 01/20/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I'm thinking of weaning, but do not want to wean completely. Is it possible to nurse only in morning and at night (before bedtime), and not worry about pumping in between to maintain supply? I'm tired of living attached to a pump when my LO is not nearby. I don't want to give up BF all together, but would like to nurse first thing in morning (she LOVES this feeding...will "dive bomb" for the boob) and at night (she lays there sucking and playing with my face until she falls fast asleep).

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Gail - posted on 01/20/2009

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My daughter is 15 months old and we were down to two feedings, until she got sick. Then the feedings went back up during the day also to ensure she was not dehydrated and getting the nutrience she needed. I am thinking of weaning completely but am not completely certain how to do so. We are trying to encourage her to eat more meals throughout the day, offering snacks and milk as often as possible. If anyone could offer me some advice on this I would be very grateful.

Annaleigh - posted on 01/20/2009

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i have known women who have done this, some have dried up sooner because they didn't have as much demand, you could try it and if you start drying up, just start feeding her more or pumping at work. breast milk is supply and demand, so if you do start noticing less milk, or she isn't getting enough, it won't work for you. good luck!

Joanie - posted on 01/20/2009

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Everyone is different so you can't be certain that you won't lose your milk, but I know people who have done this. It would probably work if your baby is older, maybe 8 or 9 months. I would transition slowly, though. Don't just drop the daytime feedings all together at once.

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