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    4 months. Was happy to let it go.

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    Thank you for your responses... Did any of you continue to express when going back to work??

    Am hoping to continue for as long as possible.. But will be heading back to work in a year, so wondering whether my supply will keep up when I'm back at work.

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    DD 6 months. I went back to work and really didn't enjoy bfeeding anymore or and expressing at work. I lasted 2 weeks then went cold turkey.
    DS is 5 months. Enjoying it this time so not sure when I'll stop

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassieh View Post
    Thank you for your responses... Did any of you continue to express when going back to work??

    Am hoping to continue for as long as possible.. But will be heading back to work in a year, so wondering whether my supply will keep up when I'm back at work.
    I tried expressing but after a week of successfully expressing, it started to dry up and take forever to get enough. And that was with a double electric breast pump! I have heard of many mothers successfully expressing while at work though.

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    DD was 11 months and DS was 14.5 months.

    DD I chose to wean as I needed to go on medication that I couldn't take when bf'ing. DS self weaned

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    6-7 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassieh View Post
    Am hoping to continue for as long as possible.. But will be heading back to work in a year, so wondering whether my supply will keep up when I'm back at work.
    If bub is over a year old, you probably find you don't need to express at work. Bub will take solids and water when you are at work, and then catch up on feeds when you get home.

    Feeding a toddler is different to a baby, your supply is not as 'delicate' and you generally have milk when baby wants it.

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    I expressed at work when I went back to work two days at 9 months. When I worked a half day, I didn't bother as I only missed one feed but I did express when I worked a full day. DD had cows milk/almond milk from 12 months in a bottle and I stopped expressing. I've never had any supply issues though

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassieh View Post
    Thank you for your responses... Did any of you continue to express when going back to work??

    Am hoping to continue for as long as possible.. But will be heading back to work in a year, so wondering whether my supply will keep up when I'm back at work.
    Yes. With my dd I went back to work part time when she was 5 months old and BF til 16 months. The issue was if I had to go away overnight for work and that meant taking her and dh too.

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    My aim was 12 months initially, then I found expressing too difficult so was giving formula through the day at daycare and breastfeeding in the early morning and at night. I comp fed for a while, then when the night waking stopped and she started wanting milk with her meals I didn't offer it from the breast anymore and eventually she was having a sippy cup of formula with her breakfast and dinner and a bottle at daycare before sleeps along with a sippy cup at daycare for lunch. It was nice to breastfeed, and I do think breastmilk is really good and much better than formula, but it suited us to wean a little ahead of time. The longer the better though if you can, and I found the gradual weaning to be beneficial as well with the comp feeding and reducing numbers of breastfeeds because there was no oversupply issues like a lot of the other mums at daycare had when they weaned their babies cold turkey for daycare.


 

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