Hello. DD turned 1 last weekend. I've been pumping at work for her since I returned to work when she was 6 months. I am eager to fully wean from the pump but continue to nurse when I'm home. Wondering about others' experience. I dropped from 2 to 1 pumping sessions at work this week and aside from feeling pretty full on my drive home, I haven't had any problems. The biggest issue, though, is that DD is teething pretty badly right now and wants to nurse a lot more at night than she did in the past few months which I think is amping up my supply. I am dying to be done pumping during the day at work but don't want mastitis. My plan is to cut back my one session by a minute or two each day for a while. Any suggestions?
I cut out pumping at a year by doing what you are doing-- though I didn't cut it by minute, I just dropped the last pump one day, and there was more milk when I got home but I didn't get plugged ducts (and I get them easily!) I was able to nurse another year and a half without pumping at work, though my supply did go down, it was still enough to keep the nursing relationship going.
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