WHEN CAN I STOP PUMPING???

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2008
WHEN CAN I STOP PUMPING???
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Sun, 03-29-2009 - 6:16pm
DD is almost 9 months old.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-25-2006
Mon, 03-30-2009 - 10:22am

Hi there-


It's totally your call, mama!

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 03-30-2009 - 3:24pm

Couple quick questions....


When you pump are you pumping hands free & what do you *do*? (any reading?)


Also, are you offering any soft foods? (table foods) or just offering pureed food?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2008
Wed, 04-01-2009 - 3:41pm

I'm an OB nurse... I don't want to totally wean at 12 months.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 04-01-2009 - 9:31pm

Im an OB nurse... I don't want to totally wean at 12 months.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2008
Sat, 04-04-2009 - 7:17am

Thank you for your advice.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 04-04-2009 - 11:05am

Part of the reason she may be "not sleeping" is that you work during day, and that can result in her needing to "reconnect" with you at night. It's not just about food, it's her way of reconnection.


It may be possible to reduce some of this by nursing "non stop" (so to speak) of an evening, or "tanking baby up" (also called cluster nursing, bunch feeding, or stack feeding) This isn't an overnight fix, but given time, it can help.


Also at 9-ish mo the baby may hit growth spurt, be going through some new developmental milestones that may result in increased nursing (increased night waking); and be having some signs of normal separation anxiety.


You could also put baby down for the night in crib, but when she wakes, just go ahead and bring her into bed with you so both of you can get back to sleep faster.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2008
Sun, 04-05-2009 - 7:15am

Thank you so much.