Re: Baby 8-mos, dropping a pumping session at work?
The 9 month slump has a lot of causes. After 6-9 months of daily use, pumps start to wear down. In the last third of the first year, many babies are sleeping through and eating more solids, leading to an overall reduction in supply. And some moms just seem to become less responsive to pumping over time.
The slump doesn't hit everyone. Plenty of moms have no trouble getting to the 1 year mark with the pump. But enough moms have trouble that I think it makes sense to keep your pumping frequency higher than seems absolutely necessary- at least until you're a lot closer to 12 months. If you make it to 10 months and still have high output and plenty of milk in the freezer, then you can start dropping sessions.
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