I have been pumping exclusively for 15 months for my DS. He has Down syndrome and we had a hard time with breast feeding. I have been trying to wean from pumping. I have been pumping only once a day in the morning for the past 2 weeks. I tried to drop the last pumping session. On Wed I pumped as usual. On Thursday I pumped at the usual time, but not for as long. I did not pump on Friday. I did not pump today. I did not sleep much on Fiday night, and I have been suffering all day today. I didn't expect to be engorged. Should I have continued to pump the same time each day, but shorten the amount of time? Or should I have extended the time between pumping sessions each day - first to 36 hours, then 48 hours, etc? Or should I combine both? I wanted to get my son through flu season, but my hormones are all over the place and I have had more menstrual cycles since he was born than before I conceived! I am not sure pumping is best for my whole family....but I still feel sad. Any advice??