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Old 07-27-2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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Anybody care to share your experience? I'm strongly considering it. Dd2 takes a bottle of expressed milk well so I'm not worried about that part. I plan to purchase a new pisa as well to replace the six year old pis that I have. Any other suggestions or tips?
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I have my pump from almost 8 yrs ago I am going to use. Heat b4 u pump & pump both together. I would try to massage as well when u pump. if that's what u were talking about.
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I think theres a chance your supply could dip. I would rent a symphony rather than but a new pisa.

Eping is really hard and a major pitb. However i think i understand why you want to do this from reading your other posts. If you are not very dedicated it will be easy to stop, which i think would be fine too. im sorry you are struggling.
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Re: EP by choice

Why would you want to?

I had considered BF'ing for the first year and then switching to EP because I was not sure how comfortable I would be nursing an older child, now I would KILL to be able to BF, my son was in the NICU for a month and Im stuck EP'ing for two years....Its not fun, its a massive time consumer, time I could be otherwise spending with my son bonding and caring for him, or cleaning the house, or taking a shower.

Its painful, my nipples are never not blistered and purple....I just dont understand why anyone would choose this if they could otherwise breastfeed.
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Thanks for the advice. At this time I think I'm going to pump part time. It's gone well so far.
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I wouldn't consider it if baby takes breast. It's honestly a lot more work.
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Re: EP by choice

my lo is a slow and lazy nurser usually only snacking (wake up eat for five nap for fifteen off and on for a few hours) some times i got really frustrated and i tried it for a few days which went well but i was tired and missed the cuddle times. the work ethic involved with pumping, cleaning, heating bottles was more time consuming then whipping a boob out. night time feeds where also much harder. i would say that if you wanted to try and take a break and give it a day or two and ponder your results it never hurt my supply or anything.

lo is still lazy and there are still alot of bottles of bm after i nurse him but im just thankful there is no formula.
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