Today, 10:16 AM
Wow, that is fabulous!!! Good job, mama. I am so thrilled that you tried the experiment and saw the result you were hoping for. Sometimes all we really need to do is to trust our bodies and our babies to do what they should do!
Now that baby seems to be doing well with exclusive nursing, I would start dropping pumps. But because I'm conservative by nature, I would drop them slowly, monitoring the baby's weight periodically as you do so. I'd drop one today, and keep doing weighed feeds- maybe not weighing the baby at every feeding, but a few times a day. If things seem to be going well, and milk intake and diaper output continue to be normal, I would drop another pump session after a few days. But if you see milk intake or diaper output drop off, that's a sign that the baby still needs help maintaining supply, and you'd want to add pump sessions back in.
Don't worry about longer stretches or baby sleeping through the night right now. First of all, the idea that all babies eventually go longer stretches without nursing during the day or night is a myth. Babies under a year often continue to feed every 1-3 hours during the day. I know mine did! And the definition of "sleeping through the night" is actually a single 5 hour stretch of unbroken sleep, not the 8 hour stretches we adults expect and crave. My kids both continued to nurse at night until they were 2 years old, and during their first 12 months they went through many periods of increased night-waking...