I am a working mom of one-year-old twins. They have been completely nursed for the last year, with me pumping 2-3 times a day while I am at work. My daughters definitely aren't ready to wean, but I'm so ready to dump the pump routine at work. I've read about women stopping pumping after a year and continuing to nurse, but I'm so scared of screwing things up.
Here is our current routine as of this week:
6 a.m. pump
7:30 a.m. nurse
1 p.m. pump
6 p.m. nurse (then the girls go to bed and sleep 13 hours)
I am thinking about dropping the 1 p.m. pumping session pretty soon as my production at it is already surprisingly low lately and just keeping the early morning session. Then on days I'm with the girls not pump at all (right now I still pump before they wake up on weekends) so they have more milk throughout the day. I am not willing to night nurse because I don't want to mess with their sleep, but I am willing to pump before I go to bed, if that will help me maintain enough production.
I'm conflicted about meeting the needs of my girls and trying to take care of my own needs. No one has said anything at work and everyone has been great about my pumping routine up to now, but I don't want to push it, and frankly I'm just tired of it.
Anyone have any thoughts or experiences to share?