Cold Turkey

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Registered: 03-14-2008
Cold Turkey
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Thu, 06-12-2008 - 12:51pm

Well I was advised by my doctors office to quit pumping cold turkey. I have been exclusively pumping since my daughter was 5 months old, she is now almost 10. I have enough milk to make it, at the least, to her first birthday. I am very proud of this, but I am ready to have my body back.


So, back to the cold turkey. I am now 52 and a half hours with out pumping. I was at 4 x a day for at least 40 minutes each time. Pumping about 38 oz a day. The first 36-40 hours were unbearable, I could barely hold my daughter. But when I woke up this morning I was able to poke and prod myself, and not so bad. I am still hard and uncomfortable, and it is still hard to hold Holly. Warm showers have really helped. I am taking sudafed (120 mg) a day and 800 mg of ibprofen 3 times a day, and using ice and cabbage.


I just wanted to let other people know about my experience this far. I have not been able to find many people who have quit cold turkey, and the few that I have read about really helped me, hopefully I can help someone else.

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Registered: 03-13-2008
In reply to: kthoren
Thu, 06-12-2008 - 1:03pm

Hi Kerry -


My doctor told me to quit cold turkey too, so I am in the *cold turkey* club! ;o)

 

 

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Registered: 10-29-2007
In reply to: kthoren
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 8:37am
thank you! its moce to know someone else survived this!! lol
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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: kthoren
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 2:14pm

Thank you for posting Kerry. PLEASE keep us updated.

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Registered: 03-14-2008
In reply to: kthoren
Fri, 06-20-2008 - 9:14am

Wow you are a braver woman than I am.