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Old 06-06-2012, 05:32 PM   #11
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Wow, you did great! I cannot even imagine the work it takes to EP. Those of you that do it truly amaze me!

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:21 AM   #12
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Congratulations!

I'm going on a little over 3 months EP'ing (pumping as we speak even!). I look up to people like you for inspiration!
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Congrats mama!

I EP'd for 15 months and they were some of the hardest of my life!
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:02 AM   #14
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Re: Ep'ing hanging up the horns...

I admire you all who have had to exclusively pump. I pump and nurse but just to maintain my supply (I work outside the home) I feel like I am pumping for several hours a day. I promised myself I would make it to the 6 month mark and then give myself permission to quit. Hopefully I will have the fortitude to continue. It can just be so discouraging when I come home from work with 10 ozs only to find out she ate 24 ozs while I was gone... The late night after she has gone to bed and morning surplus pumpings are the only thing keeping us afloat!
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:38 AM   #15
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I admire you all who have had to exclusively pump. I pump and nurse but just to maintain my supply (I work outside the home) I feel like I am pumping for several hours a day. I promised myself I would make it to the 6 month mark and then give myself permission to quit. Hopefully I will have the fortitude to continue. It can just be so discouraging when I come home from work with 10 ozs only to find out she ate 24 ozs while I was gone... The late night after she has gone to bed and morning surplus pumpings are the only thing keeping us afloat!
I'm there with you. I didn't have this issue with my first. He did not like the bottle and would only eat 15oz a day. I easily kept up. This time. I'm pumping 12ish oz a day. He's eating 20! It was going great in the beginning I even donated some milk to. Friend.
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Way to go! EPing can be tough. I both nurse and pump b/c I work FT.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:35 AM   #17
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Way to go!!! EPing is so hard!!! My son is 9 months old and I've been EPing for about 4-5 months. I've struggled a lot but am determined to make it to 1 yr. Only 3 months to go..
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