Right now I nurse Joey at 630am. She gets a bottle of EBM at 9a, 1p, 4p. I then nurse her when we get home at 6pm and before bed at 730/8pm. She LOVES to nurse first thing in the morning and as SOON as we get home. I really cherish the times right before bed and I have no plan to give that up.
At work I pump around 10am (3-4ozs) and at 2pm (3-4ozs). I usually also pump right before bed at 11pm. My boss just told me today that Joey, along with a few others, will be moving to the toddler room on August 3rd. That's 3.5 weeks away...as is her 1st birthday She is starting to take a few steps, and her room is getting to be a little too busy for the younger babies in there.
My question is...how do I wean her from the bottles? There are no bottles in the toddler room. She has not figured out the sippy cup. I've tried several kinds. She's already on the smaller side and I hate the idea of her not drinking but sips of liquid all day.
Also, how do I wean from pumping? Should I just try to go down to 1 session a day around 12noon? And if so...WHEN do I decrease my pumping? Its all a little confusing I am have a hard time dealing with the fact that she is moving up into the toddler room