Hello all, Amy Po here again... thank goodness for this forum as there aren't any LLL meetings in my area!
My son is just over 10 months old and has been exclusively breast-fed, plus we've done BLW since he was about 7 months. Ive been back to work and pumping since he was 3 months old. I used to pump 20 oz a day (over 3 sessions) but this has slowly been decreasing, to the point that now I only get 15 oz and that is with a 4th pumping session after DS goes to bed. He is now eating regular foods pretty well; he grabs pieces of veggies and fruits and stuffs them in his mouth (last night he was grabbing fistfuls of my tuna pot pie and couldn't get enough). My question is, do I need to be worrying that I'm losing production at this stage? I'm really sick of the pump and this late-night 4th session doesn't seem to be doing much but making me tired.
I should also note that he nurses a lot at night still. I rock & nurse him to sleep, put him in his crib where he sleeps until about 4am and then we bedshare after that for the rest of the night, so I know he is getting a decent amount of milk then.
The other question I have is: Could it be my pump? I have a medela pump n style that was given to me brand-new, but I've used the heck out of it. I'm willing to get another one if it means never giving in to formula, but I also am hesitant to spend that kind of money on something that I'm hopefully not going to be using much longer. (I hope to breastfeed until he's at least 2, but I need to pump-wean at work a lot sooner than that.) Thanks in advance to everyone for feedback!