Re: 1 year - no end to pumping in sight
I wanted to pump wean, or at least cut back to 1x a day, around 1 year. But I'm still doing it 2x a day most days. I don't get much -- only about 2 oz each time, if I'm lucky. But I like that my LO has extra milk for when I'm not home as a comfort and to supplement her picky eating. But I decided I would pump as much as I could stand and she'd just have that, since we're nursing about 3-4 times a day when I'm home. It's a supplement, not a meal, so there are no strict rules on how much you need to leave, like there was before age 1. If you can only stand to pump 1x a day, then you can do that and use your freezer stash. I suspect the day will come when I can only stand 1x a day. I like having the excuse to get away from my crazy coworkers sometimes, so I haven't stopped yet. I do miss going for coffee in the afternoons, though!
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.