When to start dropping sessions? — The Bump

When to start dropping sessions?

DD is 11 months old.  I absolutely love breastfeeding, but I work full time and hate pumping.  I'd love to hear others' stories about how/when they started decreasing pumping sessions.  How long after you dropped one did you wait to drop the other?  

I currently nurse at 6am and 6pm, and pump at 9, 12, and 3.  I'm planning to start by transitioning to only 2 pumping sessions per day.  Should I just drop the 3pm session or spread out the remaining to (10am/2pm)?  

Thanks in advance for sharing your stories!

Re: When to start dropping sessions?

  • My son is also 11 months. I dropped down to 2 sessions a couple months ago. I pump at 10 and 2 (I was pumping at 9, 12, and 3 like you are). I'm planning to go down to one pump in a couple weeks. I think I'm just going to try pushing the 10 am pump back further and further until it's gone. 
  • My son is also 11 months old! I just recently dropped a session at work and then dropped my morning session. I used to BF at 6am then pump before work. Then pump twice at work and once before I go to bed (on my work days). When I am off I pumped after the am feeding,  BF all day and pump once before bed.

    Now I pump once at work and once at night. Overall I have seen a drop in my supply. It a weird mix of feelings. I feel sad I am not producing as much because I don't have as much for him ( I have started using my freezer stash at times). But also its been a long year of pumping/nursing and I am looking forward to being done.

  • Loading the player...
  • Update: I'm pushing my two work pumps back in 15 minute increments. Now I'm pumping at 11:15 and 3:15. I'm hoping to be weaned off pumping completely by the end of August--DS will be 13 months old. I'll send freezer milk to daycare until it's gone. It's bittersweet, but I'm ready to be done with pumping. 
Sign In or Register to comment.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards