Please help! I pump at work which is basically a ten hour stretch and nurse at home. We do two to three small meals per day of various fruits and veges. We started solids at seven months due to food sensitivities and gerd. I have been on a no allergen diet for nine months basically. I want to continue to bf as long as possible esp for night nursies so I do not want to do anything to jeopardize that.
However I am a single mom and pumping sucks. I have struggled to pump since I came back to work. I pump four times for at least twenty minutes and get an extra two oz per day usually with the hospital rental. I am starting a new job in two weeks and cant keep spending so much time pumping. He will be eleven months at that point. I want to go down to just pumping on way to work and at lunch.
Advice and suggestions please. My baby eats frequent small bottles usually only three oz. I have no idea what he gets from th boob when we are together. I know the last day care bottle is right before I pick him up currently so am wondering if that can be eliminated? I dont have a clue what im doingand the more I read the more lost I feel.
Cow milk is not going to be an option.
Please give me a reasonable timeline for eliminating pumping sessions. I have not tried to go down to three sessions so im not sure how that would affect how much I get. I am ready to quit the pump but dont want tocompromise full term bf.