After 15 months of lots and lots of pumping for my dd who never got great at milk removal (But still nurses all the time now much to my delight), I'm finally at peace with not pumping the one day/week I work. I didn't pump this weekend and I was fine after being away for 9 hrs. She nurses all night long especially after I've been gone all day.
Now, do I need to do anything with my freestyle to store it safely for my next baby? I read the instructions and it had temperature guidelines (no extreme temps) but it also said don't remove battery (not under storage guidelines but general) however I thought in general you do remove batteries from things you aren't going to use for long term because the battery might corrode and ruin the pump. I'm right now leaning toward taking the battery out and just storing it a closet but if anyone has any words of wisdom, please share.
And please rejoice with me as we have made it over 15 months now on exclusive human milk (and foods and water of course now).