I am thinking ahead - my DS is just turning 9 months tomorrow I work full time and pumping is taking up the majority of my preparation time (I am a teacher). We are also nursing a few times a night as well as 3 times during the day, and he takes about 10 oz of EBM at daycare (about all I can pump in 2 sessions) plus a little formula if he is hungry. I don't mind continuing to nurse at night once he hits the one year mark, and at home, but I would like to cut out the pumping sessions at work. I need to have the work time back. I have been determined to pump during the school day so I can reach my goal of BF for a year, and I think I will make it! I have several questions about how to wean, at least partially! I know I have "started", since DS takes 3 solid meals a day of some combo of cereal, veggies, fruit, yogurt and/or cheese, and sometimes meat. But I am unclear how to proceed...I want it to be gradual as to not traumatize DS, but I want it to be effective DS loves his booby, especially at night!!!!
1) What does a daily meal/snack intake look like for a 1 year old if they are not taking breastmilk (at least daycare hours)?
2) How does one go about introducing cow's milk? Is it a tough transition?
3) What are the easiest nursing sessions to start eliminating?
4) What's the best way to avoid problems like breast infections/clogged ducts when cutting out pumping sessions?
TIA for all suggestions!