Re: Dropping pumping sessions - how and when?
Do you have much of a freezer stash? How much of a decrease in pump sessions are you shooting for?
Since you want to make it to a year without formula, I would take the average oz you pump at your afternoon sessions ( the best candidates to drop) and then figure how many days of bottles you have in your stash to cover the loss of that session. That should give you a rough estimate since your babe's milk intake is probably stable now (or may still decrease some if solids intake becomes higher).
That said, you might not see much of a decline going from 4 to 3 sessions. By then I had moved to 3 approx evenly spaced sessions and was getting the same amount of milk--my LO only nursed in 3-4 hr intervals so it was a better match to her natural routine.
If you wanted to try dropping that 2:00 session you could probably do that easily. If your supply starts to go down or you otherwise don't think it's working out, then you can always just add if back in.
Mama to M, BF 17mo
and H, born Feb '12