Re: "I'd like to see more info about nursing an older baby and the issues with pumping for an older baby. Anecdotally, it seems that many of us still breastfeeding and pumping start having pumping problems around 9 months." --mommyme
A baby's breastfeeding needs definitely evolve over time, and certainly change as solid foods become part of the daily routine. If you're pumping because you are going to be away from your baby, you'll need to do a couple of things. First, build up a supply of milk so that the baby will have enough for the number of feedings you'll miss. Second, bring your pump with you when you are away from the baby. You'll want to pump at the same times the baby would be eating in order to maintain your milk supply.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that moms give infants only breast milk for the first six months after the baby is born. That means no formula, water, juice or solid foods. The AAP also suggests that mothers breastfeed (in addition to feeding the baby solid foods) until the baby is at least one year old. And many moms continue to breastfeed as their kids become toddlers. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding, in addition to solids, for two years.