pumping milk for 1 year old

Meli - posted on 08/21/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




Hello Moms
I have a 13 month old son, and we both enjoy the benefits of breastfeeding.
I went back to work when he was 10 months old and pump milk at work, so that I can leave him with a bottle of breastmilk for the next day when he is with caregiver.
I was wondering if I am being "ridiculous" for continuing to pump breastmilk even at this stage? Should I introduce cow's milk?
Also, after the baby turned 1, my milk supply seems to be low when I pump.
Can anyone help me?
Will it be sufficient for me to breastfeed baby 3 or 4 times a day to keep milk supply up?


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Amy - posted on 08/21/2012




I breastfed my daughter till two, I stopped pumping at work at about 13 months. It was just too time consuming and like you my body stopped reacting to the pump. I continued to feed on demand when I was with my daughter. My daugher never really drank a lot of whole milk, she got sick in the car once and won't touch it since, at 2 1/2 she still asks to feed but doesn't really want to.

Dana - posted on 08/21/2012




I breastfeed until the age of two, so I personally would keep pumping and giving it to him in a bottle. :) And I would think if you breastfeed 3-4 times a day, it should keep some of your supply up, otherwise with just pumping it would probably decrease. I'm not sure how many times a day would keep a good supply going though.

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