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So yr baby is 17 mos? And you work 2 12 hour days a week?
And your baby nurses as much as he wants when you are together? And on your days at work he has 8 oz of EBM in the 12 hours, then nurses what, 2,3,4,5 times when you are home those days?
On your days at work, in 12 hours, he only gets 8 oz of your milk, but is eating too? Table foods, water, cow's or soy milk? Sounds OK if he is taking other foods and nursing several good sessions when you get home and throughout the night.
Some working moms quit pumping altogether, or just to comfort, after one yr. Good for you and your baby, that you are keeping it up.
BTW, has one breast always pumped more easily than the other? This is rather common, and quite often, the baby prefers the breast that lets down more gently. Once in a while, they start refusing the other breast entirely. So, it is not b/c of his preference that there is the difference, but probably just the structure of your ducts.