How do you know its time to quit?

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Registered: 01-02-2008
How do you know its time to quit?
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Fri, 05-16-2008 - 12:43am

How do you know when its time to quit? we're 8 mo into this and I while I dont enjoy pumping I do it because I want him to have my milk and I want him to have it till he's 15 mo at a minimum. The thought of quitting saddens me as muc as I hate being attached to the pump. How did you know it was time to quit? Maybe i feel sad that he wont rely on me anymore for perfect nutrition. My main reason to want to quit is that I want my body back--I have yet to lose a pound while "breastfeeding" but I would never dream dream of actually quitting over THAT reason. His health is too important to me and getting skinny again is not worth that....to me anyway.
so how did you know it was time to quit and did you go to milk? I think we'll prob fgo to goats milk when the time does come because its so much easier digestible and closer to breastmilk than cows milk.

Prepare me for the months ahead ladies!!!

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Registered: 01-19-2008
Fri, 05-16-2008 - 2:48pm
I am going through the same thing - sort of.

 

         

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 05-16-2008 - 6:54pm

It's so darn bittersweet, isn't it??

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