DD is a bright happy little one. I have enjoyed our nursing experience tremendously and have no intention to stop until she is ready (honestly I dread when the day comes).
However, I returned to work when she was 4 months and after 11 months I have had ENOUGH of pumping. She is on solids now, her appetite has finally picked up (we did BLW) so I have gotten away with sending less milk, which means I now only have to pump once a day.
I've spoken with her Dr. and he recommends just stop pumping and she'll be fine. He recommends that I continue to nurse her in the morning and through out the night as she wants (we co-sleep). I'm not a fan of cow's milk for her so we've tried to give her goat's as well as soy. She refuses to drink any other milk, but will drink water from a sippy cup. We experimented with the other milks when I'm not around to make sure it wasn't a matter of her wanting me instead of a bottle.
Has anyone else had a similar experience and if so what did you do? Should I just stop pumping a let her have water through out the day? Additionally, she is leaving her home sitter to go to school at 18 months. I'm worried about making a drastic change of the school as well as removing her milk at the same time!