Oh wise MNT readers. I'm writing today to ask your advice.
Kiel will be a year old in just over a week. I've written before about how much I love breastfeeding him, but also how I fight for every ounce.
My goal is to breastfeed until Kiel is two, as Dr. Sears recommends, or until Kiel weans himself. And frankly, the way he loves my boobies I don't see that happening any time soon.
My problem is my milk supply seems to be dwindling and I'm really tired of pumping. I pump every night after Kiel goes to bed, and then before I go to bed for close to an hour, because it takes that long for me to get four ounces (if I'm lucky). I also pump for close to an hour at work every day. I'm afraid if I stop pumping my supply will dwindle even more. But damn, it's getting old.
And if I stop pumping I can't send breastmilk to daycare.
If I stop pumping and only breastfeed in the morning and before bed will I continue to produce milk? I'm afraid if I try it out and my supply dwindles even more, I won't be able to build it back up again.
Any readers out there that did the extended breastfeeding thing? And if you did, did you continue to pump after the first year?