Is this a feasible plan?
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|Thu, 12-13-2012 - 2:29pm|
Hello, my DD is currently 5.5 months old. She is EBF, nursed when I'm with her and drinking pumped milk while I'm at work. With my older daughter I wasn't able to BF at all and exclusively pumped until I gave it up at 4.5 months, so I'm already well ahead of the game there. The thing is, I'm getting REALLY tired of pumping, which I'm sure a lot of you have experienced. I pump every day as soon as I get up (or after I feed her, depending if she's awake or not) and right before bed. On weekends I just nurse her the rest of the day. On work days I pump twice during the work day, around 10 and 3. Right now I have almost a whole deep freezer in the garage full of bagged milk, I'm pretty sure over 200 bags! And I add several bags each week. I've been having DH give her 1 bag a week just to get the oldest stuff out of the rotation.
So now that you know the background, here is my idea/question. I would like to try to continue with this schedule until she is around 9 months (assuming I don't have a major supply loss or anything), and then give up the pumping and just nurse when I'm with her and have her work on the freezer supply while I'm gone. Do you think this is feasible? Would not pumping at all cause my supply to drop too much?