First off, thank you all for your support these last ten and a half months. There were many points in the first few weeks that I just didn't think I could do this and with the help of all of you on this board, I've been able to make it this far and can't imagine stopping anymore! I get sad when I even think of my LO weaning!
I don't feel the same baout my pump though... i hate it! In the beginning when I had an oversupply, pumping was great because it felt amazing to be able to put away some milk and know that I had plenty! Then as my supply began to regulate, the pump and I lost our great relationship. Now I can't wait!
I currently have 245oz of milk in the freezer and pump twice a day. I dropped from 3 to 2 times about a month ago and I'm thinking that I can now drop to 1x a day. The way I see it, I can get 4-6 oz in my first pump (depending on when he last nursed) and he takes 10-11 oz at daycare now . So that means I havce about 22 full days worth of milk in the freezer for him if my supply tanks and only about 30 daycare days before he turns one and I can start giving him WCM.
My plan is to stop pumping when he turns one and start giving him WCM at daycare (or BM if i still have any in the freezer) and nurse when we're together as much as I can until he weans himself. He's showing absolutely NO signs of wanting to wean right now.
So... from those of you who are more experienced then me...
1. Does my logic make sense? Is it safe for me to go to pumping once a day?
2. I currently pump around 10:30 and 4... when should I schedule my one pump of the day? I usually nurse him (or at least offer) around 6PM when I see him.
3. How do I then drop that last pump?
Thanks everyone!! I can't wait to be rid of this pump and just go back to enjoying nursing without the stress of setting aside time to hook up to that horid machine!
Rachel (a.k.a. The Analytical Mommy.com and @analyticalmommy on IG)
I'm just trying to make sense of things :-)