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LOL, marcy, I was so tired when I replied, i didn't even notice it was you I was talking to! (cat woke me up and then I had insomnia.) Sorry!
Anyway, what your son is doing, the reverse cyclcing thing, is even more common with babies of working moms than of SAHMs. I once knew a baby, even younger, who would outright refuse a bottle or anything else, for 8 hours til mom got home. After all there is 24 hours in a day.
I know you struggle with milk supply and are doing the best you can. No, he is not weaning if he is nursing and gulping at night.
Is he getting pumped milk in bottles during the day? I thought you were doing a cup?
To stimulate a letdown, you may not need to actually pump, just massage your breasts and twiddle your nipples for a minute or two, and/or apply a warm wet washcloth.
To make sure he gets as much milk as poss at night, when you half wake up to change position, you could always offer and see if he will come on.
I would say, continue with the 3x/day pumping til a yr or so, if you can stand it. Every bit is good. Ever think about fenugreek?