Mtrapp - posted on 01/16/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have Exclusively pumped for my nearly 11 month old, quite a dedication I know. It was hard in the beginning because we really tried and worked hard to get him to latch and it was only making everyone more frustrated, so I decided to just Pump!! I never felt my supply was in jeopardy, also it gave everyone a chance to feed the baby.
My question is this, I only plan to give him expressed milk untill he is a year old. Actually, i have frozen milk that will last probably a little longer than that, but I would like to stop pumping at 12 months. I have been trying to wean my self down, recently went from pumping 4 times a day to 3 times, but I am still getting the same amount of milk, wether I pump 3 or 4 times. I know this is a good thing and I do not want to run out or dry up before he turns a year, but I can I get myself weaned off? What are the secrets, tips and trades. I don't feel engorged during the day, but I do at night, that is pumping before bed at 10 pm and when I wake at 8-9 on the weekend. I feel the magic number is 7-8 hours before I start to feel engorged. My baby is eating more solid foods and I feel I am having to freeze about 6-8 oz a day, but this could go on forever. I am looking forward to getting my free time back, although I know I have given my babe the best possible thing out there. I know my situation was not ideal, but i am proud to say I did it. :) I just need to know how to transition...