I am proudly still nursing my 15.5 month old. I am a teacher, and pump once daily at work to make milk for next day's day care (usually two 1.5-2oz bottles ~ that's really all she drinks at a time from her sippy cup). My demands are increasing at work, and it seems my milk supply is dwindling. We still nurse in the mornings before leaving for work, when we get home and at night (we co-sleep). She's about half way through teething 2 bottom molars, so I don't mind the nights (sometimes all night long ) and the weekends.
My question is, since I'm making less and less during the day at work, (sometimes only 45-60 oz total for both breasts), I'm thinking of day weaning. My daycare provider suggested mixing my milk with cow's milk as a way to introduce to her, and then gradually decrease my milk while increasing the cow's milk, so that she will be ready to have a sippy of milk while at day care. (I am on 3-week winter break; due to return Jan 7). I would be perfectly happy with her just drinking water through the day. Is it a "must" anywhere that kids be weaned to cow's milk? I'm not a big milk drinker at all, but her dad loves the stuff! If I do move her to cow's milk, what quantity throughout the day should she be drinking?
Thanks everyone in advance.