As per title. I'm due back at work in august, my lo will be 1 yr 2 wks. I'm just curious how many feeds will I probably have to express for at her age?! At the mo she's still every 3 hours at 8 1/2 months. Many thanks!
Yes, if you want her to have EBM while you're gone, you'll have to pump. I stopped pumping at work when my DD turned 1, but I had been pumping at work since she was 9 weeks old so I was about tired of it by then! She had EBM from my freezer as long as it lasted and then started having cow's milk during the day.
I'm hoping to stop pumping at work for DD2 when she turns 1 also, because I'm tired of it already and she's not even 8 months old yet!
Depends on the baby, some are down to a morning and night feed only by 1, some ( like my 13 month old lol) are still taking 8+ feeds everyday. I'd say plan on having to pump a couple times a day but be flexible to increase or decrease that. Good luck returning to work
My LO is still taking 8 oz of expressed milk during an 8 hour day at work. She also nurses 2-3 times when we're together. I'm probably going to continue to pump twice a day for a while. I only produce 4 oz a day pumping twice so she'll be drinking some cow's milk while I'm at work. I could stop pumping but I like the idea of her having some of my milk during the day. I've been pumping for 10 months though so we'll see how long that lasts.
it's also up to u. i wasnt willing to pump at work - i get a ha;f hour break, and i wasnt wanting to spend it pumping. so i fed when she woke, just before i left, when i got home, before bed and then 3 million times overnight.
we night weaned at 14 months, and now i feed her 2 or 3 times a day (outside business hours)
hope that helps
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