Re: Working mom in need of help :/
I agree with this as an alternative to quitting pumping altogether. Try not to stress about it, but do it as often as you can. For your own comfort and to keep your supply up. Most moms experience a drop in pumping output around 8-9 months. If you try to keep it up as much as possible now you can cope with that drop later on with less difficulty.
Originally Posted by @llli*blue2000
I'd actually suggest you avoid being away from your baby too much when you aren't at work. For me, it was very important to nurse nurse nurse as much as possible when we were together. I pumped at work (though my output was low) and supplemented with formula, but I coslept, nursed frequently at night, and didn't leave her very often outside of work and I honestly believe that is what kept my supply sufficient to continue nursing her. And remember, around a year old you can pump wean completely during the day and not worry about losing your supply when you are with her. Right now, there is the danger that completely pump weaning during the day could drop your supply to the point that it is insufficient. Women for whom this is successful typically nurse frequently when they are with their baby and don't leave them for long periods of time when they aren't at work.
I also agree with Jenna that you should make sure your caregiver isn't overfeeding the baby. Here's a great link you can share with whomever is bottlefeeding your baby.
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