Full time working moms - Curious inquiry
I went back to work (for a busy dermatology surgcial office, I surgical assist and manage the practice) when my newest Ashlyn was 4 1/2 months old. I was pumping every 2-3 hours or so and bringing home about 16-24 oz a day and I did that until about 3 months ago, coincidentally when my period started. Now she is over 10 months, still nursing, and I am only able to pump about 5-10 oz a day while at work. My pumping sessions went from every 2-3 hours to every 4 hours, if I am lucky. She eats regular food these days (she has 8 teeth, almost walking, etc). I nurse throughout the night whenever she wants, I let her sleep in bed with us... I nurse when I am getting ready to leave for the day at about 4am and nurse her shortly after I get home, around 4pm...
I want to go at least a year, more if she wants. My husband wants our room back so he is pushing me to stop as close to a year as possible. I just love nursing! I drink about 40 ounces of mothers milk tea mixed with a small amount of lemonade each day just to try to keep up. I am sometimes able to restock my freezer stash, which always makes me feel good.
I am just curious as to what other working moms do? Are you in the same
boat? Similar decrease in pumping supply? What are your plans? Any tips to keep it going?