question about going to 3 pumps
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|Tue, 08-24-2010 - 1:13am|
So my baby will be 7 months old in a few days, my goal is to give him breast milk till he is 12 months old or until he can drink regular milk. My sister gave both of her boys whole milk at 10 months and they did fine. I currently pump 4 times a day and make 38-44 ounces. My baby usually drinks 30 oz at most a day, but with introducing foods many times it is less. I have a decent freezer stash and have been rotating it using a bag of frozen at least every other day so it doesn't go to waste.
Anyway my question is do you think it is safe for me to drop to 3 pumps a day? How much do you think I might lose and do you think I will still make it to 12 months? I prefer to not use any formula and am willing to stay at 4 pumps a day I am just wondering how long I should stay at 4 pumps since I am pumping more then my baby is eating. I have already drop the motn pump. I usually pump right before I go to bed and then don't pump again till I get up in the morning, which is usually anywhere from 8 to 10 hours.
Just looking for some advice, I really want to drop to add a little more freedom in my day without having to carry my pump everywhere with me. And for those of you who dropped to 3 how did you do it? Because of my work schedule my pumping times during the day is never the same, because at work my lunch break is rarely at the same time.
Thanks for any input!