Written by drk » June 1st, 2011, 9:41 am:I'm afraid the only thing that made my nipples less sore was cutting down the number of times a day I was pumping. Apart from that, the girls were red and sore for months, with a blood blister on one which just wouldn't heal. I finally finished pumping about a month ago. I waited till K hit 12 months, then cut back to once a day (after tapering my domperidone), then to once every two days, and then I waited 3 days to pump and figured I'd wait until things felt full again after that. I never felt particularly full again. I had a couple lumpy spots that I'd hand express a little bit out of after that for comfort, but that was it. It was certainly bittersweet. Now I've still got a few bags of frozen BM to mix with milk to help her transition to whole milk (worked great, though I was worried it wouldn't), but other than that we're done with breastfeeding. That was by far the hardest part of the first year of K's life. I don't know if I could do it again if we ever have a second.
Written by drk » June 1st, 2011, 9:41 am:That was by far the hardest part of the first year of K's life. I don't know if I could do it again if we ever have a second.
Written by Skippy123 » June 3rd, 2011, 10:06 am:Thank you LS!!! I turned down the suction it is help; I think I will keep the suction lower for awhile. Gosh, I never realized how hard it is to pump and feed.
Written by Kunzite » June 11th, 2011, 11:58 am: I think his main problem (at home too) is that he's easily distracted.
Written by puppmom » June 17th, 2011, 12:58 pm:N prefers his milk straight from the tap too. No matter how recently he ate, he whines as soon as he sees me.So N is going to be one in six weeks. I'm wondering when it's safe to drop to one pump per day while at work? He's only eating 3-6 oz while I'm gone. Thoughts?
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