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DragonflyMama 06-30-2012 09:53 AM

New here, EP'er going on 9 months
 
Hi!

I just joined and was so excited to see there is a pumping board, my son was in the NICU for a month and with driving back and forth to see him everyday (an hour and a half each way) not seeing him for the first two days for more then a few minutes at a time and a few other complications I am stuck pumping for him.

He turns 9 months in a few days and we are still going strong although my supply is having some issues, Im hoping to make it to a year and then cut back a bit as he is starting to get the hang of solids now (we are doing BLW).....How long did everyone here make it?

I had planned on extended breastfeeding but with pumping....my husband works nights so when I pump during the day Jasper is usually melting down because mommy cant play with him, and it sounds selfish but I *HATE* pumping...with a passion....I feel guilty for wanting to cut back at a year but I dont know how much more I can take mentally.

Hoping my next baby goes more smoothly and we can BF.

strongwoman 07-08-2012 11:12 PM

Re: New here, EP'er going on 9 months
 
I had to pump when I went back to work and it was exhausting! I didn't have the same issues that you encountered so I was able to have him at the breast. I made it to 15 months but my supply went WAY down when I went back to work after 4 months. I would wake up at 2 o'clock in the morning everyday to pump extra milk since my LO did not like any type of formula! Anyway, don't feel guilty about cutting back after a year, especially if you are already mentally spent. Do what you feel is best for your situation... and your sanity :)

susanq 07-10-2012 03:41 AM

Re: New here, EP'er going on 9 months
 
I made it 13 months with my DD. Currently EP'ing for my DS. I am hoping to make it to the 1 year mark with my son as well.

Mystery 07-11-2012 10:38 PM

Re: New here, EP'er going on 9 months
 
I did 11 months for my first, 12 for my second, and am at 11.5 for my third. I'm winding down now. I'm so over pumping. I want my free time back. You've already gone above and beyond what many mothers do so don't feel guilty for stopping if that is what works best for your family.


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