I am breastfeeding my almost one year old. I pump 3x a day and have since he was six weeks old. I want to gradually cut out my pump sessions. I feed him at 7am and pump at 10, 1, and 4 then feed him before bed at 7. So there is about 3 hours between each session/feeding. So this week I fed him at 7am and pumped at 11 and 3 and fed him at 7 before bed putting 4 hours between feeds. I felt slightly engorged and really full and pumped more at the 11am session then I did when I used to pump at my 10 and 1 session. Is this normal? Will it decrease? And last quesiton when I go to get rid of another session in a couple of days which one should it be 11am or 3pm? If I cut 11 that would put me at 8 hours between pump or feeding, cutting either of them would put me at a 8 hour stretch without pump/feed. I am trying to eliminate these but I don't want to be in pain or get mastitis. Also, my son he is starting whole milk.
Answer by Mom2Brock at 9:54 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
Answer by Kre10 at 9:57 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
Your toddler doesn't need milk. After 10 mo the only milk needed is human. If a child is weaned then all they need to drink is water. Only 2 toddler servings a day of milk are recommended and they can easily get that from foods if you want to feed them any cow's milk. Cow's milk is for baby cows. Milk causes constipation, digestive problems, is linked with obesity, and is bad for the environment.
As you stop pumping you can keep nursing. My DIL went back to work when my grandson was 10 mo and never pumped. He just turned 24 mo and she made it the whole recommended 2 years breastfeeding!
The 10 months above should be 12 months.
Answer by gdiamante at 1:53 PM on Sep. 14, 2010
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