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Ava will be turning one soon and I'm gonna start the weaning from pumping process soon. I wish I didn't have to but I'm barely pumping anything out, and with all the travel I've been doing for work lately I don't think Ava's getting enough bfing either. My game plan is to bf as long as possible but I would like to stop pumping. Right now I bfed her and then have to give her a bottle afterwards.
Whats the best way to go about weaning from pumping? If possible I'd like to still bf at night, does anyone do that now, and it works for them?
I wasn't getting much by pumping towards the end either and then got forced out of my pumping room sooner than expected. I was pumping 3x a day so I cut out my lunchtime session for a couple weeks, then ended up almost going cold turkey on the rest (not intentionally) and did fine. You can cut back on how long you pump for, or cut out one session and adjust the times on the others if your job allows.
yep, I stopped pumping at work by 11 months or so (I think?) but still bf at least 2, usually 3, times a day - mornings are our best session, usually right after work, and usually before bed (strangely, the one she is most likely to not want). As far as I can tell my supply is still doing fine, there is still milk on my nipples when she pulls off and she seems satisfied, even though its really not so important for nutrition anymore (she loves loves food). It seems that by this point most women are able to cut back on daytime and/or middle of the night sessions and still have milk for whenever their babies want it
I'm nearing this point too. My LO will be 10 months on Saturday and I have been pumping 2x a day while working part time (3 days a week). The amount I've been able to pump has been decreasing steadily for the last 3 weeks or so. I really want to keep nursing in the morning and at night as long as possible, but hope to stop pumping at work in the next month or two.
Thanks for the info! I'll gradually start weaning from the pump, today, and thank goodness! After awhile I get tired of pumping all the time, so I'm looking forward to stopping. Now stopping bfing I'm not looking forward to and will go as long as I can.