My daughter is almost 11 months old. She has been gradually weaning herself from nursing over the last 2-3 months, dropping a feeding every few weeks. I work full time and now only need to pump 1x per day. Sometimes she takes one or two bottles of ebm while I'm gone but it varies. What we've noticed is that she only needs the bottle to fall asleep for her naps (unless she's already in the car on a "road trip"). Those are the only two ways she will fall asleep consistently.
My issue is this: I want to continue the AM/PM feedings but would like to dispense with during the day feedings and pumping if I can but it seems like she needs those bottles just to sleep. Is there any other solution? Anyone have any ideas?? Also, she is still waking up MULTIPLE times in the night and usually needs to nurse to settle back down. I don't think this is hunger but rather comfort nursing. I know this is somewhat normal in the first year, but I am SO sleep deprived and DH can't help because she usually won't settle back down without mama's breast (and is usually asleep again within 5 minutes).
Any ideas would be appreciated.