Hey working mamas! I thought about posting this in the BFing forum, but this seems like an issue particular to those of us working out of the home for the most part.
So, DD is 10 months old and I WOH three days/week. On those days, I pump a couple times/day which supplies her with enough milk until I get home. We've been lucky in not needing to supplement. On my at-home days and weekends I nurse her on demand.
So, my HOPE is that I can (in good conscience!) stop pumping at 12 months when DD will be starting daycare (she has a nanny now). The daycare provides organic whole milk, so it would be a whole lot simpler than dealing with the whole pumping/bottle thing.
I would continue to nurse her at home until she seems ready to wean.
Other details: she's a big, healthy girl (93rd percentile for weight, 97th for height) and eats three solid meals a day (table foods) in addition to breast milk. She's had dairy (butter, yogurt, cheese, milk in oatmeal) and has done fine with it so no concerns there.
So...does it sound reasonable to switch her to milk while I'm at work? If so, any advice on dropping pumping sessions?
Also, should I then stick to milk during the day on my at-home days and just nurse morning, evening and overnight? I don't know how my body would do nursing during the day some days but not others...
Any BTDT advice or thoughts welcome!