If you pumped beyond ONE YEAR! Please read...

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Registered: 04-03-2011
If you pumped beyond ONE YEAR! Please read...
Sat, 04-23-2011 - 4:02am

I have a few questions out of curiosity. I BF my first two kids way beyond a year, so I'm intrigued by those who pump beyond

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Registered: 05-04-2009
Mon, 05-23-2011 - 12:11am

I have been EPing for 18 months now. I still pump 3-4 times per day, and make around 30 ounces. I tried dropping to 2x per day, but my milk supply dropped below 20 ounces per day, and DD still likes to drink a lot of milk. She has stayed so healthy, and all her check ups have been so great, that I've been hesitant to mess with a good thing. She has been drinking BM out of sippies and bottles after turning 1, and has stayed at 24-28 ounces per day since she was an infant. She has had a few ounces of cow's milk here and there, but she doesn't love it, so BM and water are her primary sources of fluid.


Mom to Ashley Elizabeth, born 11/3/09

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Registered: 05-13-2008
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 4:49pm

At 1 year I was already down to 2 pumps making around 30-35 ounces. It dropped to about 28 after a sickness and I started adding goats milk to get him used to the taste. He was drinking 32-36 ounces a day. At 14 months I dropped to one pump making 18 ounces for a few weeks until a terrible kidney infection and then Mastatis. I am now making 8-10 ounces and he is 16 months. Will continue for a while. He drinks a mix of Goat milk, kiefer, and cocunut milk. Drinking 1 bottle of bm a day.

Mom to 4 sweet blessings. 6,5, 3, and 16 months.