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Old May 18th, 2017, 07:06 AM   1
faithforbaby
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Nursing at night, morning and the weekend – working mom


Hello there!

It's been a while since I've been on here! My little man it is nearly 6 months old, and I've been exclusively nursing since he was born. I went back to work in the middle of February, and I pump at work and send expressed milk to the sitter. My supply is good, and he nurses like a champ. I do believe though that I am ready to start weaning the pumping. It's getting to be a lot at work. I have tried to give him a bottle of formula, and he takes it with success. I know I'm lucky! My question is: Have any of you ladies had success with partially weaning, meaning that he will only nurse at night, morning and on the weekends? Were you able to keep your supply to do that at night? For the past two weeks I've really only pumped once at work and I've still been able to provide him all he needs so far .... any insight appreciate it! Thanks!



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2017, 22:14 PM   2
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Yes, I stopped pumping when lo was 18 months old. I went back to work when she was a year old, my boss paid lip service to supporting my pumping at work but only gave me one 20-minute break to do the lot - walk to a room three floors down at the opposite end of the bilding, assemble pump, pump, disassemble, put milk away etc., so it was not a good experience. I stopped when boss started to deliberately schedule my duties (meetings, stuff where I had to be present physically there and then) for when my pumping breaks were scheduled. I carried on nursing in the morning, evening and at night (still do, actually) and it seems that she still gets milk unless I'm dehydrated.



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Old Jun 18th, 2017, 17:02 PM   3
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Yes , I went back to work when lo was 10 months old . She was ebf and never took a bottle , pumping just didn't work for me . She is now 15 months and we feed morning, evening and night and whenever she fancies at the weekend and my day off . Never had any supply issue . Go for it



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2017, 20:38 PM   4
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I did this with my first two babies. When they were about 6 months old i quit pumping during the day and only fed them in the morning, night, and weekends. My husband didn't even give them formula during the day. I nursed them before i went to work and he'd give them water and a cup of juice for lunch, and then as soon as i got home i nursed, and then would nurse again about 2 hours later before bed and then on demand as they woke up throughout the night. It is completely do-able. =)



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2017, 01:18 AM   5
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I did it at a year but the principle is the same. My LO just ate solids while I was away but your LO could go to formula while he's still working on learning about solid food. The only question is, do you think you can afford the formula?



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