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Putting away the Pump.

Posted: June 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Breastfeeding | Tags: Blog Hop, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Blog Hop, Pumping, Weaning | 6 Comments »

This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by Life with Levi and co-hosted by Diary of a Devil Dog Wife and myself. Each week we choose a different subject connected to Breastfeeding. Link up your posts and join in the conversation!

This week we’re talking about Pumping!

With both of my pregnancies I was pumping from day one. It’s not my favorite thing, but it was necessary. Nurse, pump, supplement, nurse, pump, supplement….I pumped 2-3 times a night at work for months and it served it’s purpose well for us. But, I was happy to leave it behind a few months ago when I started saying home.

With Judah nursing every 90 minutes to 2 hours there was no point in continuing. He could get the milk out much better than a pump ever could, so I stopped. Now that he’s weaned down to pretty much only nursing after dark it does make me wonder if I should pump, just to keep things going.

But what would the point be? We’re almost at a year, which was my long-term goal. He’s drinking cows milk and eating three meals of table foods a day. I’m just having a hard time giving it up. But I don’t want to pump. I *really* don’t want to pump.

So that’s where we are. Almost at the end. I’m going to let this ride and not try to save it with power pumping or Reglan or Fenugreek. This one is all Judah. When he’s done, he’s done.

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6 Comments on “Putting away the Pump.”

  1. 1 Janine said at 3:34 am on June 30th, 2011:

    Hurrah for almost meeting your goal! I doubt Sebastian will wean anytime soon at night but he is definitely cutting back in the daytime. I'm not sure how I feel about it.

  2. 2 Jenny, Milk & Whimsy said at 5:22 pm on June 30th, 2011:

    I like how you're thinking about your milk supply/production in terms of your child. That's just beautiful.

  3. 3 lifewithlevi said at 4:35 pm on July 1st, 2011:

    Yay!! You're such a superstar in my book. Judah is a tank, and you've kept up with him this whole time. Way to go!!!

  4. 4 mel said at 9:15 pm on July 1st, 2011:

    Can I ask how old your LO is? I'm debating a similar situation with my (almost) 11mo old

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  5. 5 erinclot said at 9:19 pm on July 1st, 2011:

    He's almost 11 months old- that seems *way* too old for me!

  6. 6 Becky said at 8:13 pm on July 6th, 2011:

    Thanks for sharing! I am starting to think that my almost 7 month old is here, and I really don’t want to sit and pump just for the comfort nursin’. Keep us posted!
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