Even though my DD is not 12 months yet I'm posting here since this is more of a "coming up to pump weaning time" kind of question.
My DD has been EBF from the start, and now eats lots of solids too. She has about 9oz EMB while I'm gone for about 9 hours per day.
My left has always had less milk, (I've posted a few times about various issues - left side can't trigger let-down, etc.). Now DD has all but stopped nursing on that side period. For a while I could trick her into taking it by doing a football hold, and I offer it all the time, and get her to suckle a little bit when she's going down for the night.
But when I pump during the day, I'm getting virtually nothing from that side. And this week my overall production at the pump has dropped from 9 or 10oz down to 5 or 7 (which is a drop for both sides - not just the left).
I'm at a crossroads since I'm gearing up to pump wean at 12 months anyway. So do I let it go and just accept that I might be dried up on that side, or do I fight to maintain my supply on both sides?
I know what I can do to get it back (pump on that side while DD nurses on the right in the evenings and mornings to make sure to drain it, continue to offer it football hold style). The question is whether it's necessary or if I should just let it dry up.
What would you do?
I want to continue nursing as long as she wants to by the way. But when I pump wean, we'll really be down to just one-sided nursing!