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My DS is a year old. I love our breastfeeding relationship and don't see it ending anytime soon. I, however, loathe pumping. I work full time and feel like I have been a slave to the pump for eight long months. In the last couple of weeks DS has started taking half EBM with half cows milk and seems to be doing fine with that. I would like to quit pumping, but is there a risk that my supply will dry up?
 

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I sure hope not. I'm planning on doing the same thing. I've been pumping only once at work and nursing DD on my lunch hour. Eventually I'll cut the pumping and probably the nursing at lunch <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> bc I think she's ready to move to one nap.
 

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It depends on how adaptable your supply is and how much nursing you and dc do when you are together outside of work. If you exclusively nurse and don't do bottles of EBM or cow's milk when you are home with dd, you will probably be fine. I quit pumping for my ds #1 at 12 months and he nursed until he was 4!
 

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I stopped pumping at 12 months with both of my kids. I didn't have a great supply with ds, but it was plenty. My body adapted very quickly to bfing in the AM and PM, with more nursing on weekends. It might have helped that my schedule is flexible and that when my kids were little, I tended to be home before 5 pm.<br><br>
For me, nightweaning is what makes my supply tank.
 

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I quit pumping with DS1 at ten months because I had a huge freezer stash. I worked full time and I never had any problem having enough milk to nurse mornings, nights and weekends.
 

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I stopped pumping when my son was 14 months old. Here we are at 24 months and counting. I never had issues with milk supply. Good luck!
 

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I posted this same question when my son turned one, and got mostly positive responses -- no change in supply, nursing pair did fine when mama stopped pumping. But there was one mama who said that with both her children, she lost her supply when she stopped pumping and they weaned within weeks. Because of this small risk, I kept pumping for a few more months, until I ended up leaving full-time grad school anyway. I did do fewer sessions, though, because I also loathed pumping and I just couldn't do 2-3 times a day anymore.<br><br>
I think like most things with breastfeeding, the results are probably highly individual, but most people seem to do fine when they stop pumping.
 

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I am so glad to hear these responses because I've been wondering this too. I only work part time and there's only 5 weeks of school left anyway (I'm a teacher) but I don't think I'll pump next school year. I feel kind of liberated and relieved to realize I won't have to pump anymore in a month! I could probably get away with stopping now considering how much milk is in the freezer.
 

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I should jut copy my reply that I just wrote to another post. I quit pumping at 12 mos because I just wasn't getting enough for the pumping to be worthwhile. Since stopping pumping I think my supply has actually increased. It hasn't been a problem at all and I felt so FREE the first few days I worked and didn't have to pump!
 

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I stopped pumping when DD was 12 months (wean off it gradually, or ouch!!!)<br>
She is 19, almost 20 months now, no problem with supply. She nurses about 3-4 times a day (more on weekends) and drinks cow milk at daycare. Sometimes I leak at work though, so it is good to keep breast pads around.
 

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yesterday was my first day at work without my pump and i LOOOVED it, i felt so light and free walking in with just my lunch! now, i am pumping on the way home-i live 10 minutes from work and i hook my pump up to my car charger and got like 4 ounces on the way home, that way i have something to send to DCP.
 
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