DD is 8.5 months and JUST started taking bottles regularly at daycare. She was going in for half days up until the beginning of this month and would more or less hold out until she saw me at lunch and after work. Now she's taking two 3-ounce bottles during her 7 hour stay at daycare. It doesn't sound like much but it's loads in my mind. She eats her solids pretty well now too. I've never been worried about her weight. She's a super chunk.
So, now that I've established a pumping routine and she's actually drinking it, when can I stop? I don't mind pumping. I don't find it that hard to pump the 6 oz she needs. I'd just rather not ;). My plan is pretty much to stop pumping after her first birthday. How do I go about this? I'm not worried about my supply regulating. It did when she wasn't really eating much all day (she made up for it at night, believe me). In fact, there was a month or two there where I wouldn't pump at all during my 6 hour workdays. I'm just a little stumped as to what she'll do at daycare when I stop sending bottles. This is probably a silly question. What do I send? Water? I guess I'm just so used to BFing that the notion that it will come to an end one day has be disoriented.