I have a 20 month old nursling, who has never had a bottle in his life. He eats solids and drinks other liquids from a sippy cup, but he's never had breastmilk in any container other than the boob. I'm going back to school next week, so I thought I would break out the little medela mini pump that I have, that I used to pump some milk for a few months, when he was an infant, and then quit pumping, because I was always there to nurse him and he never drank the pumped milk. Anyway, I tried pumping earlier and only a tiny amount came out. He nurses in the morning, afternoon and the evening, and a few points in between at times.
My question is, should I try to pump every day, so that he has milk to drink when I'm at school and he's at the babysitter's house? Or should I just nurse him before I drop him off at the babysitter's house and when I pick him up?
Also, he usually nurses to sleep, for naps and at night time. One of my classes is a night class, from 6-10pm (it's only offered as a night class this semester and I need the class this semester), and he will be at the babysitter's house for naptime 4 days a week.
Does anyone have any tips for getting him to go to sleep for naps and bedtime without me?
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!