I'm about to place what I assume will be my last order for dpd while Emily is a baby. I was planning on getting enough to get me through her 1 year birthday. (She's 8.5 months.) Do most of you continue taking it after that, or is that about when you stop? How bad would it be if I stopped just shy of 1 year? I'm not opposed to using galactagogues after that, but I'd rather not take dpd much longer than that (weight issues). I'm already taking shatavari in addition to the dpd, but I can start fenugreek or something when I wean off the dpd.
Part of my confusion stems from not knowing how much food to give Emily at this point or as she grows. For about 3 months I've been giving her about 8 oz. of goat milk or formula a day plus a little bit of food once or twice a day. That is in addition to breastfeeding on demand, usually about every 2 hours. Any suggestion on how much I should be feeding her now or in the future? Do babies over one year nurse still for many of their daily calories, or does it turn into mostly comfort nursing? Any input would be great.
I sometimes feel like every time I give her food, it's taking the place of breast milk, but I know that all moms eventually give their babies food. I know it differs with everyone, but what's an average of when and how much food to give?