It is also one of my last days pumping. I've cut back to pumping once at night and this seems to agree with me. I'm proud I made it a year (and a month). Breast pumping is a huge commitment.
Colton has been a big eater since day one. In the hospital the lactation specialist called him the barracuda because he latched on so hard, once he figured it out. His hour in the NIC-U set him back for breast feeding because they gave him a bottle. This also delayed my production. Together with being a new mom, it was a bit of a nervous time.
While trying to get him to latch I pumped to bring my milk. And this pumping continued (along with breast feeding until October when he sprouted a tooth) until May 2013. For the most part I pumped on average of six times per day. In the beginning I was pumping every two hours. For the first two months when I was breast feeding, I pumped after he finished to try and increase my supply. He ate every two hours until we put rice in the bottle to satisfy his hunger (I know this is frowned upon, but the ped said she had never seen such a fussy baby and it was because he was hungry 90 minutes or less after he ate). Then, I breastfed at night (his times were usually 11 p.m., 1:30 and 4 a.m. - gradually decreasing to 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.) and pumped at work and throughout the day.
I lived in MIlwaukee from March - May, Minnesota until July, Milwaukee for a month and then Plattsburgh from August on. This did not afford me much in the room for freezing. Once I got to Plattsburgh though I was a crazy milk making machine. In the prime I was making 30+ ounces per day. This was until I got SICK. In January I came down with a wicked virus and my production dropped in half.