I'm posting this here because I think its more of a working/pumping thing than a weaning thing.
My daughter will be one next week. We had a slow start on solids, but once she was ready to feed herself, it really took off. While we ramped up, she still drank the same 15 or so ounces of EBM she did before. I think maintaining the intake at daycare may be part comfort, part trying to make up for being sick a bunch in Jan/Feb and not gaining/losing some weight.
Right now she is eating "people" food every meal. Tons of veggies (brocoli, green beans, sweet potatoes are her favorites), protien and some kind of bread. She gets either as much as she will eat, or I cut her off at an hour (because usually by that point she's just feeding the dog)
However, I need to stop pumping at work. I'm wearing out my welcome when it comes to how much time I have to be away to pump, and to be completely honest, I'm kinda getting sick of it.
She has started getting the hang of a sippy, and they're giving her one with lunch, and she gets one with/after dinner. She drinks an ounce maybe two of water. She also nurses once first thing in the morning, and a couple-3 times at night.
And now, the point. How do I transition her off of the EBM at daycare. Can I give less, cut out one bottle all together and just have them do a sippy of water? Give her a sippy of cows milk? (I'm not a huge fan, but we did plan on doing a little) Two meals, both followed by a 5 oz bottle that she usually drains, plus another 5 oz bottle for a snack, there has to be a better way. And how much fluids does she really even need?