Can I keep (maybe for months) exclusively breastfeeding my DS (11m/7m corrected, 8,2kg) with a nightbreak of up to 10 hours? Is there anyone who did this/ is doing it? I am afraid, my overall milk supply will cease and that DS is not getting enough milk during the day, when he is not nursing and I stop pumping at nights. Our situation is quite complicated, I hope the basic question is not.
Some of the situation: We have finally found medical support in weaning our son off the ng tube. He can breastfeed since long and was almost (we now in retrospective know) tube weaned to breastfeeding since basically his corrected date of birth. So now we are almost there and I am weaning off the pump. He always was tube fed at nights, so he needn't awake. Now he gets tube fed only once a day anymore at 9/10pm (while he is sleeping) and we now found, that he seems to be happy sleeping like this until around 6/8am. He usually goes to bed around 7/8pm and then nurses for the last time. Occasionally he wakes up when we change diapers around 3am, but he quickly falls asleep than and rarely nurses.
Of course we offer him mashed and solid food as well only he refuses this and we absolutely do not want to force him. We feel he may eventually get there in his own pace, only this means that I have to remain able to offer him enough milk for maybe months (when I was pumping, I could get 60ml per hour around the clock, so in theory there is enough milk for quite some time to come).