Re: The end is near....I think... How to wean?
After a year, nursing becomes progressively less important as nutrition, because baby can get her nutritional needs met from other food sources. It's natural for moms to see their milk supplies decrease as their babies get more and more interested in solid foods. But nursing remains an important source of comfort and bonding even when milk supply is low or nonexistent. So you don't have to wean just because you perceive that supply is low.
Do you want to stop pumping at work? If so, you can- many moms pump wean at a year. If you want to keep it up, there's no reason to stop. 6 oz is actually pretty good pump output for the mom of a 14 month old toddler! It's an important source of calories for your LO and the pumping does help keep your milk supply boosted for the days when you and your child are together.
Now, if you want to wean because you are ready to wean, that's fine! I just don't want you to make the mistake that so many moms do, which is to think that nursing has to be all or nothing- either they can meet all their babies' milk needs with the breast, or they need to wean.
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