Hi mamas, I am grateful and blessed to have nursed my son for almost a year. We've gone through so many challenges (tongue tie, reflux, vasospasms) that I can't believe we've made it this far.
My son (who will be a year in a few weeks) has definitely not shown as much interest in nursing over the past few months. I still pump three times a day while I'm at work and he drinks about 10-12 ounces while I'm at work. He nurses in the morning when he wakes up for a good long while. I initiate another morning nursing before I go to work (he usually doesn't take much) and then again before he goes to bed.
On the weekends, I feel like I'm always initiating the nursing. He doesn't "ask." Sometimes he will, but after a few sips, he's off and running. He doesn't have any water or other liquids in his diet. He has three solid meals a day and eats a ton of solids.
What do you recommend in terms of pumping at work? I pump three times a day and would love to stop one of those sessions but since he drinks breast milk during the day, I'm worried about reducing my pumps. I am also really protective of my milk supply! I pump about 12-14 ounces a day at work. If I do cut out a pump, what do I replace this with? I've read that goat milk is more like breast milk and is less hard to digest than whole milk. When I'm at home on the weekends, do I just nurse during the day? (i.e. initiate the nursings). I also have a big freezer stash so my thought was to use that down first and then transition to other milk.
I'm not pushing to totally wean but am reading my son's cues. I am definitely more sad about the prospect of not breastfeeding anymore. I still think he wants to nurse in the mornings and before bed but I am confused about what happens during the day. Thanks for your help!