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Old 07-04-2007, 10:28 PM   #19
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Re: How long did you breastfeed?

Originally Posted by ri'smom View Post
ds: 3.5 months EBF, then stopped at 4 months for medical reasons
dd: 3 months (but hoping that maybe I can nurse occasionally )

What is EPing? Is it some form of extended BFing? I can't figure the "p" out.

EP- exclusively pumping, and yes it is hard work!

My first was a micro-preemie w/ many health issues. I pumped around the clock for him until my milk ran dry, i think he was about 3 months old at the time but I had lots of milk frozen so he got b/m until about 4 months. It was a very frustrating time and I tried so many things to boost supply and they didn't work.

My second, still nursing at 10 1/2 months. I started supplementing w/ formula at 8 1/2 months when he went through a biting spell. Now he will goes days w/o wanting to nurse (so I pump) and then some days he is fine. It is a bit annoying but I'm doing my best to at a minimum make it to a year and then we will see.
Ali, Loving Wife to Bill and Mom to Keegan (7) and Brodin (3 1/2) and baby Finn!!!

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