My baby turns 1 toward the end of December and I can't properly express how much I'm looking forward to pump weaning, or at least drastically reducing. Keeping up with pumping is a huge source of stress for me both at work and at home.
I want to keep nursing mornings, nights, and weekends until he's at least two. My ideal would be no pumping, but a session during lunch wouldn't be the end of the world.
I understand how to reduce pumping in a way that is healthy and comfortable to me. If he was home with me and I was weaning I'm confident I could navigate us through it intuitively.
I am baffled how to navigate him through it through someone else! What sort of instructions do I give? Do I start reducing/changing what I send?
Are there things I can start doing now to help prepare so it goes more smoothly/quickly? Right now after I leave for work he has a light breakfast with Daddy, and one meal of solids at the sitters before I pick him up.
If things with solids start really picking up which they show signs of doing, would it be bad to reduce the bottles now at a little past 10 months? He would still be nursing at least 4 times a day during the week.