I have mentioned a few times that Benjamin has almost entirely stopped taking bottles at daycare. He has been having 1-4oz of breast milk at daycare for the past 3-4 weeks. Now that he is a year they are giving him cows milk too, which he loves, and I think he will be totally off breast milk from a bottle within the month.
He still feeds directly from me at night (too much at night... haha... but that is another story).
I intended to wean off pumping, to not actually stop until his daycare demand had entirely stopped. Just switch to once a day for awhile. But then I accidentally did not pump one day I was working from home (the day I was sick/not feeling well), and my supply was fine. Then I forgot my pumps one day at work, and my supply was fine. And I have a freezer stash that I doubt we will even make it through before he stops.
So, I just stopped pumping.
It rocks! I love having the free time at work! Real lunches! Taking walks! Running errands! I love leaving in the morning without a huge freezer bag w my pumps and bottles in it.
I don't miss pumping, but somehow I still am a little sad, just because its a sign of how big he is. It is RIGHT on schedule with what I wanted in terms of weaning him. He is growing up so fast!
Soon I will start night weaning. Ideally that would leave me breastfeeding him once in the evening and once in the morning. I would keep doing that as long as he wants or as long as I am able. We will see how it goes.