Re: Changed my mind...
No. Your supply can definitely bounce back. Lots of moms relactate, and you are definitely ahead of the game because you still have milk. You won't be starting from scratch!
Did I irreversably damage my milk supply?
The more often you pump or nurse, and the more thoroughly you drain your breasts when you do, the faster your supply will rebound. When I had supply problems, I was able to boost my supply in a hurry by pumping each side for 10 minutes every 2 hours during the day and every 3 at night.
If not, how do I get it back?
Yes! I think your plan is a great compromise, and in case you want to, there's no reason why you can't nurse more frequently on the weekends and holidays when you are home, and then cut back to 2X a day when you're working.
I decided to compromise and only do morning and bedtime pumping/feedings until my son is a year old. Can I still do this?
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