almost to a year! question....

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  1. DancingSheba

    DancingSheba Well-Known Member

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    Like the title says she's turning 11 months soon and been EBF besides real food. I pump when I am at work so this is my question. When your LO turned a year did you still pump at work? Or did you give cows milk while you were gone? I was thinking of nursing still at home but when I'm at work just letting her drink whole milk. I would LOVE to not have to pump at work unless I feel uncomfortable, andt to not have to worry if I have enough expressed milk in the fridge/freezer. I have no intention of weaning completely, but would like to not have to pump at work anymore?
     
  2. seaweed eater

    seaweed eater Well-Known Member

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    I EP now so obviously I still pump, but when LO was nursing my plan was to wean off the pump during the work day when he turned 1. If LO is still having about 4 good feeds at home then you don't need to give an alternative milk, but otherwise you can certainly give alternative milk and still nurse at home. :flower:
     
  3. DancingSheba

    DancingSheba Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I normally feed her right before i leave and I only work 5-6 hours a day, which my husband will give a bottle of EBM during. Sometimes I come home and he has just given her a second bottle as well, so I pump instead. But it would technically be replacing only one feed.
     
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    Skittleblue Well-Known Member

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    We're coming up on 9 months soon, and I've been wondering the same thing. When we hit a year, I'd really like to cut out pumping at work and give whole milk instead, so I'll be really curious to see what answers you get. I want to continue at home, even overnight if needed, but I am SO sick of pumping!
     
  5. DancingSheba

    DancingSheba Well-Known Member

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    Yes I dont mind pumping so much except that my job doesnt have set break times. I work in a restaurant and sometimes I'm too busy to pump or I have to get someone to watch my tables while I run to the bathroom and try to relax enough to pump as quickly as I can. I also work a retail commission job so if you want to make money in either place you can't afford to take too many breaks :(
     
  6. Tjkitty

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    I give cows milk n just feed at night. She is 14months.
     
  7. Eh, cow's milk really isn't that good for homo sapiens. I'd do more research if I were you.
     
  8. cat lover

    cat lover Mummy to 2 girls

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    Not the worlds most helpful comment. I think it would be fine to give whole milk in the day and bf when you are together.
     
  9. seaweed eater

    seaweed eater Well-Known Member

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    Even if she were giving some other alternative milk instead of cow's milk, the principle would be the same :flower:
     
  10. DancingSheba

    DancingSheba Well-Known Member

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    yes I guess I could look into an alternative milk? I think whole cows milk would be ok just once a day, she'll be nursing all the rest of the time. I certainly would think it a better option than formula?
     

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