Sorry, i just had to ask
My son is 10 months old and i'm thinking of weaning off from the pump when he is a year. He weighed 20 lbs during his 9 month check-up. Currently, he does not take the bottle, eats solid food 3x a day (we are slowly introducing real food, most of the day it's pureed), nurses around 4:30 pm (when i get home), 6-7 pm (before bedtime), between 10-11 pm (when he wakes up, if not hooray for me!), then around 2 pm and nurses on and off until he wakes up at 6:30 am.
At work, i used to pump 3x a day (9:30 am, 11:30, 1:30 pm), then I cut it down to 2x a day (10 am and 1 pm). I add the EBM to his food and also puts it in a sippy cup for him to practice drinking milk from a sippy (which now he still plays with it more than drink from it). Basically, i just use 4 - 6 oz of EBM a day, and the rest of the BM i freeze it for future use.
I want to stop pumping because it does take a lot of time and effort (not to mention washing the parts 2x a day). I am a teacher and I plan to teach during the summer break for a month. But my schedule would only allow me to pump 1x a day (9-2 pm sched), or none at all. I would only work 4x a week.
1. Will there be enough milk during the weekend even if stop pumping? - I really don't know
2. How often do you still nurse after a year? at 10 months, during the weekends, i nurse on demand. should i have a schedule set for him?