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August 10th, 2009, 04:47 AM
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NOw that DD will be a year, I'm ready to cut out the pumping, but really want to continue nursing her until she is ready to wean. IS that even possible?I work (4) 10 hr shifts and pump 3 x per shift, so pumping was a necessity. BUt we've made it this far with absolutley no formula and I am very proud of that!! My LO still wants to nurse when we get home from work/daycare around 6 pm and then usually to settle down for bed. SHe also wakes 2 -3 times at night (which I don't mind, we co-sleep). CAn we keep this up with out pumping during the day and if so, for how long? THANKS!
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August 10th, 2009, 05:05 AM
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Well I cut out pumping gradually after a year & we are still nursing at 26 months....so it is totally possible, no doubt. I started by stretching out the time between pumpings until I could drop one. I never had any issues doing it this way...no clogs or anything, a little engorgement but nothing too uncomfortable. It is fairly common to not pump during the day & still do fine in the evenings. Plus I nurse all weekend just fine even though he nurses more. I think many times it is like this. Good luck!
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August 10th, 2009, 07:00 AM
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That is good to know it can be done. I really am not ready to give it up all together, but I loathe pumping anymore. It served its purpose, KWIM...lol SHe doesn't really want to nurse too much during the day anymore bc she can't sit still long enough, but she loves her night time nursing and so do I.
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August 10th, 2009, 07:50 AM
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I am actually doing this right now. And since we are in the same PR our babies are the same age

I was pumping 2x a day at work and did just like Beck12...cut out one pumping session a day for about 2 weeks then stopped pumping at work. This was 2 weeks ago and things are going well. DS is doing great taking his sippy of whole milk at daycare (my mom's) and during the weekend. He still nurses at night and in the morning Although he does not always want to nurse at night.

So glad that you posted this!!! I have been stressing that my milk would dry up but it has not yet...even though it has gone down a little...DS is still doing good.
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August 10th, 2009, 07:51 AM
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I am actually doing this right now. And since we are in the same PR our babies are the same age

I was pumping 2x a day at work and did just like Beck12...cut out one pumping session a day for about 2 weeks then stopped pumping at work. This was 2 weeks ago and things are going well. DS is doing great taking his sippy of whole milk at daycare (my mom's) and during the weekend. He still nurses at night and in the morning Although he does not always want to nurse at night.

So glad that you posted this!!! I have been stressing that my milk would dry up but it has not yet...even though it has gone down a little...DS is still doing good.
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August 10th, 2009, 02:03 PM
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YOU WORKING, PUMPING MOMMIES are AMAZING!!
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August 11th, 2009, 12:47 PM
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hi, i stopped pumping at work when Kyla was 11 months old. 2 months later we are still BF. so yes it definitely can be done.
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I think Beckie gave you great advice.
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