When is it safe to drop to 2?

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Registered: 03-12-2009
When is it safe to drop to 2?
Thu, 01-06-2011 - 11:30am

My DD will be ten months old on the 16th.

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Registered: 03-14-2010
Thu, 01-06-2011 - 10:23pm
Do you have a freezer stash that you can use if you don't make enough? It is all very individual how much you loose when dropping pumps, but I think generally going down to 2 you'd loose quite a bit (may be 10 oz's-just a guess). And you still got 2 months to go to her birthday... It was my plan originally to drop to 2x before I go back to work (which is next Monday). But then my son got really sick and refused to eat anything except BM, so I just kept going at 3x. I did cut back on the time I pump to reduce my supply, so I COULD drop to 2x asap if I have to. So far my supply got down to about 30 oz's from original 40 when I first dropped to 3x. That's at least what my son drinks a day. I mean I don't really have to keep giving him BM exclusively, after all he's almost 14 months :) but I really would like to still give him as much BM as possible. So I guess I'm staying here for now-2 40 min pumps and one mini pump before bed which is may be 25-30 min. And then I will see how it goes with work ( I absolutely can not pump there), and may be will finally have a heart to drop to 2x : D
Not sure if this answers your question any, lol
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Registered: 05-13-2008
Fri, 01-07-2011 - 12:05am

Mom to 4 sweet blessings. 6,5, 3, and 16 months.
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Registered: 09-25-2010
Fri, 01-07-2011 - 6:04am

At around 10 months I also wanted to drop to 2x and I did.