So, my LO will be ONE at the end of the month and I am looking for experiences/tips on pump weaning. Currently, I pump 3 times (every 3 hours) at work Monday to Friday, and I nurse while with my DS. He nurses once when we get up in the morning around 730-8ish, then I pump at 10am, 1pm and 4pm. We nurse after daycare at around 6:30pm and he nurses before bedtime around 8:30pm/9pm. During the night, he will wake AT LEAST once to nurse, usually two times. So, in total, he nurses 4-5 times a day in addition to his 3 bottles of 4oz each - he also eats anywhere between 6-10 oz of homemade solids while at daycare. (We nurse all weekend when I am not working, i.e. no bottles).
So, I am looking to continue nursing while together, but want to pump wean. Do I go to 2 sessions instead of 3? Or do I still do 3 sessions but don't pump too long? I've noticed that the times I go longer than 3 hours (say 4 or 5), I will feel full, but usually there is no pain from being full. Usually how long does it take to pump wean? I've read that my milk supply while we nurse when together... will still be okay at this point (one year, yay!). I don't mind still pumping a bit during work for a while, while I transition him to another milk for him during the day at daycare (he might have a dairy allergy, seeing the allergist a week after his birthday, but that is another post!!!)
Also, for the weekends when we are together all day, do I try to avoid nursing during my usual work hours while pump weaning?
Please let me know how you pumped weaned, what challenges you encountered or if you have any tips or advice.