I guess I need to move over to this board now! DD turned 1 yesterday and we are still going strong with nursing!! I'm so happy because DS never nursed (pumped for 4 months) and I wasn't sure how long DD and I would make it!
I have some questions/concerns though! I no longer want to pump while at work (3 days a week for 10 hours). Is my supply going to tank mostly likely on the days I am home mid-day if I stop pumping at work? I've cut down from 3 sessions to 2 sessions and Monday I only did 1 session. DD seemed fine today, but wondering how long it will take me to regulate?
Also, did you notice that your LO ate more/longer as you cut out a session or two of nursing? She has been nursing at 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm and 6:30pm and then once overnight between 1 and 4am - so 6 times in a 24 hour period. I really would like to cut out the overnight session and have her STTN!
Also, what are your thoughts on cow's milk regarding how much a nursing baby needs? For example, as she gets older if I cut down to 6am, 12pm and 6:30pm sessions (morning, nap and bedtime) do you feel she has to get a certain amount of cow's milk in? Why do they need cow's milk anyway?
Oh and when do you stop "offering" the boob and let her dictate when she wants it, I'm not ready to refuse (other than middle of the night maybe) but not sure I should still be offering? How did you do this part?
Sorry I'm totally clueless about all this! I don't have any friends that nursed beyond a year other than a single session at bedtime and the two friends that went that route didn't make it past 15/16 months doing so. Most people I know think I'm crazy for nursing this long, 12 weeks is normal around here, maybe 6 months if you are a stay at home mom.....
I'm just not ready to be done and I know DD isn't either! Glad to have other women out there who feel the same!