My beautiful little girl will be a year old next week. Ahhh, I love her so much!!!
I'm a full-time working mama, but she still enjoys about 4 nursing sessions (plus 1 small mom's milk sippy cup) a day during the week, and unlimited nursing on the weekends. But pumping is really starting to get to me. She fills the gaps when I'm gone with cow's milk and solids.
Maybe I'm being selfish, but I don't know how much longer I can pump at work without losing my mind (dramatic, I know...LOL). I'm down to once a day (just recently knocked down from twice daily).
Please oh please, would it be alright of me to stop pumping and let her enjoy cow's milk and solids when I'm not home, and mama nursing time when I am? Will I lose my milk if I don't pump while I'm at work? I guess, ultimately, can I still breastfeed her and give her and myself all the benefits still, if I'm only nursing 3-4x a day during the week? I keep reading about all these women who nurse their toddlers 10-12x a day and I'm feeling really insecure.