Yesterday, 07:53 PM
Thanks for answering that question! It sounds like you're basically okay with nursing, and only need to cut out your pumping sessions. In order to wean from pumping, you want to do one of 2 things:
1. Skip a single pumping session every day for several days. When your milk supply has adjusted downwards and you are not uncomfortable in between pump sessions, you can eliminate a second session, wait a few days for supply to adjust, etc. you just repeat the process until all the sessions are gone.
2. Continue to pump the same number of times, but pump for less time at each session. If you usually pump for 20 minutes, pump for 15 instead. Once your body feels okay with 15 minute sessions, take them down to 10, etc.
While you are weaning from the pump, you want to be careful. If you get a plugged duct or start feeling symptoms of mastitis, treat those problems with more frequent pumping and nursing, even though that will set you back on your goal. But going slow and being careful will ensure a better weaning process than trying to get the pump weaning process done as soon as possible.
Regarding getting your child to drink cow's milk, it is completely normal for a baby to not like to drink it. Luckily, there is no reason to worry if he doesn't, provided his diet contains plenty of other sources of whole milk dairy, like yogurt and cheese, or non-dairy foods which are high in fat and calcium. It's also normal for a baby to resist bottles given by mom. Why drink...