My son is still nursing, but his sessions have decreased to a couple of minutes for each session (except in the morning and the last one before bed, which are about 10 minutes each side). He is in daycare during the day, and I am still pumping at work. I am still producing the same amount, if not more, when I pump, so I am guessing he must be getting a lot during the short sessions he has during the day when I am home on the weekends. He has started refusing to drink my expressed milk though while I am at work. He will eat solid foods while he is away from me, but drinks very little, if anything from his bottles. Has anyone else experienced this, and if so what did you do? Did you replace expressed milk with something else for hydration? I don't really want to give him juice because of all the sugar.
I would still like to be able to nurse him on the weekends, but I hate to have to pump at work, especially if he is not going to drink the expressed milk. If I stop pumping during the day at work, does that mean that I will no longer be able to nurse during those times during the weekend? Is it possible for him to already be self-weaning at 12 months? Any help is appreciated!