Re: We reached a year Now What???
You CAN stop pumping at a year if that's what you want to do. Depending how regularly you do it you might want to slowly wean yourself off pumping sessions, but you could also just stop and have the pump available just in case you need it. At this point, as long as your baby is nursing 3-4 times per day you don't even need to replace the milk with anything else. However, lots of mamas do keep pumping for a while so they can wean their babies off the bottle slowly. Again, it all depends on your comfort level, how you think your baby will react, etc.
I stopped pumping when my LO was about 13 mos because she stopped taking bottles. I was more than happy to quit, I hated pumping.
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