SOMEONE HELP: I breastfeed after work 4pm, 7pm, 10pm then 1-2x during the night the last one being usually 4:30am. I then pump at 9:30am at work. I'm unable to pump any more than that. I finally get to nurse DD again when we get home around 4ish. I'm wondering if I could (during this break) just stop nursing her from the time we get up in the am until 5pm and NOT pump either. I'll just supplement with formula like the sitter does. Would the next six days be enough to decrease my day production so that I"m not uncomfortable during the day when I return to work "not pumping"? I have noticed that on weekends I have trouble meeting her demands anyways so I usually end up supplementing 2 oz per nursing session anyways. I really NEED to stop pumping at work because the space Im using will no longer be available and I"m only getting 5 oz approx each time I pump anyways. No where near her daily demands. My sitter has been supplementing half and half using some freezer supply. My supply took a dip when my period returned last month.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND IM READY TO STOP PUMPING. I ALREADY KNOW WHAT I CAN DO TO INCREASE DAY PRODUCTION BUT THATS NOT WHAT i WANT TO DO.
She does get 1-2T rice cereal and fruit at 7ish after the 7pm nursing session. She also gets one more serving around 10am with sitter. Not really "on solids" just testing the waters.