Re: What if I stop pumping at 12 months?
I just pump weaned a few weeks ago for my 12 month old baby. I nurse on demand all weekend and all night. I did the same for my first daughter. I know mommal said that you won't have a huge supply if it's just a couple days, and I hate to disagree with her, but Lilah did not really eat solid foods on the weekends for several months after I pump weaned. So she was getting quite a bit from me the three days a week I was with her. And Trixie is eating more solids, but she has been into solids much sooner than Lilah ever was. Basically, what I'm saying is that I don't see a difference in nursing on the weekends pre-pump weaning and post-pump weaning.
Lilah nursed for 25 months and was weaned during my pregnancy with Beatrix. I imagine that Beatrix will nurse at least that long, if not longer.
Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months