DS is 15 months old and has only had BM and water as liquids. His solid food intake is OK & typically consists of fruits and veggies (he is obsessed with tomatoes and likes bananas, blueberries, broccoli, and cheese).
I WOH full-time and I was pumping from 8 mos. until 14 mos., and stopped pumping b/c I felt so depleted and lost so much weight that several of my family members were concerned (the pump seems to suck the calories right out of me much more than DS ever has). At that point, DS was often only drinking about 4-5 oz of the 8-9 oz I left for him, so once I stopped pumping, I didn't leave any milk for him and figured he would be OK until I got home. Plus, with a lot of what I have read about cow's milk and other milk alternatives, I wasn't 100% comfortable giving him any sort of milk other than my BM.
At this point, he nurses constantly when I get home. I'm assuming this is reverse-cycling and also to make up for what he does not drink while I'm away (especially if he eats tomatoes all day). DS has always been really small and a comfort nurser. Now he knows how to ask to nurse and asks CONSTANTLY. He co-sleeps with us and on an average night will nurse maybe 3-4 times and fall immediately back to sleep, but sometimes he won't let go and latches on and off and fusses.
I'm not ready to wean him but I'm also not willing to keep pumping; at the same time, I'm not loving 500 evening nursing sessions. I'm wondering what your thoughts are on not having a milk alternative for him during the day? Also, since, at this point, he is only nursing when I'm home, I can't imagine it would be a good idea to night-wean anytime soon? When is it appropriate for him to go with no milk at all during work hours AND at night? I'm feeling really worn out from all the nursing but I'm not sure what is best for him at this point.