My LO is almost 8 months old and is eating 3 meals of solids a day and I am only nursing her 4 times a day now instead of every 2 hours. She hasn't nursed at night since she was about 3 months old, but I get up every night to pump. I work 5 days a week and had been pumping twice day, but get to BF my LO at lunch.
With the morning, lunch, afternoon and evening nursings, I figured I didn't need to keep pumping during the day. So this week I stopped pumping during the day. Since I still pump at night, I noticed a dramatic decrease in the milk from my left breast and a slight decrease in the right. I figured that since my LO was nursing less often and for much shorter periods, that my supply would decrease a little, but not down to just barely 2 ounces after no feeding/pumping for 8 hours or more! Is this normal? I used to get at least 3 to 4 ounces from each side. I am at work and pumping right now... back to 2 times a day and once a night for fear of drying up too soon. I am not ready to give up BF my LO!! Any input/guidance is greatly appreciated!
Becky - mom to Coraleana