My DS will turn one next month *sigh,* and I had always planned to wean him at that age. Now, I have to admit I'm having second thoughts, with a few exceptions. I'm wondering how to go about "partial" weaning--just weaning from the day feeds. My LC recommended this, but I wanted to hear of any experience that Mommies have had with this.
Currently, my DS nurses around sleep times (in the morning, before naps, before bed). He sleeps through the night from about 8 pm until about 5 am. He eats solids also. My DS hasn't taken a bottle since he was 6 weeks old, so he's just gotten his milk from the source always, which is fine because I've been a SAHM. However, in August, after a 14-month maternity leave, I'll be returning to work..... This is where the "partial" weaning idea came from. I would nurse him in the morning (about 6 am) and after work (starting at about 3 pm). Is this something that is doable?
As of right now, my DS does not drink from a cup. I do offer, and have been for a couple months now, but he will only sip from it (I've tried a sippy cup, a regular cup, and a straw cup), but I know it's still early so I'm giving him more time. This is another concern of mine since I'm not entirely sure if it's a great idea for him to go so long without drinking. I'm not totally worried about my supply since I'm pretty sure by this time it will be established, so I don't think I'll need to pump (nor do I want to--as a teacher, it's hard to find time).
Any advice you can give me on how to handle returning to work and day weaning would be helpful.