Re: Almost 12 month twins-self weaning?
Once babies start eating solid foods, they are on the road to weaning. But that road can be a very long one, with a lot of back and forth- sometimes babies will pick up their nursing again when they hit milestones or are teething or something. This process may take years to complete!
It sounds like you're doing everything right, in terms of how often you're offering the breast and how you're offering before feeding them solids. If you keep on going the way you have been, i think you have many days/weeks/months/years of nursing ahead of you.
Oh- diminished pump output can be due to the increase in solid food consumption and consequent drop in breast milk consumption/production, or it can be due to a decrease in efficiency of your pump- after a year of use, you mmay need to replace some parts or increase your pumping frequency- or it can be due to the impending return of your menstrual cycle.
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