Finally done and feeling FREE!!!

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Registered: 10-07-2003
Finally done and feeling FREE!!!
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Sun, 04-11-2010 - 1:47am

I have been a infrequent poster on this board for almost 12 months now and I just wanted to post one last time and say that I have finally HUTH!!! My daughter was a terrible nurser, low appetite (still like that), snacker. She got pumped breastmilk every day since birth since she really wasn't gaining weight well. I pumped and nursed for 4 months with a toddler and a two month recovery from surgery. Those days are a blur lol. I then decided to EP from 4 months up until now (3 days shy of a year!!!). I am done pumping and I am so stinkin' proud of myself! I provided about 97% BM for my daughter for close to a year. I never thought I could do it this long, but I did!!!


I wanted to thank all you lovely ladies for all your help for this year. You all are amazing!!!! Good luck to all you newbies, it really is possible to make this work! Thanks again everyone!!!!

Proud momma to DS Bug (4) DD Turtle (2) AD Moo (1) Placed through foster care and finalized in 7 months!! AD -Due August 24th relactating and hoping to nurse succesfully!
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Registered: 05-04-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 11:54am
Congratulations on making it to a year! You should be very proud.

-Jenn


Mom to Ashley Elizabeth, born 11/3/09



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-Jenn

Mom to Ashley Elizabeth, born 11/3/09

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Registered: 12-22-2009
Mon, 04-12-2010 - 9:43pm

Congrats.

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Registered: 04-07-2010
Sun, 05-02-2010 - 12:28pm
congrats on making it to a year! you should be very proud to provide that milk for your baby!

Britton's Mom 3/26/2010


 

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Registered: 05-19-2010
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 12:10am
So glad to read this - it gives me hope! My daughter is 5 1/2 weeks today and I very much want to make it to a year!
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Registered: 10-07-2003
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 12:16am

You can do it!!!! I nursed for four months while pumping and supplementing, then I went straight pumping till 12 months. I look back and wonder how I did it for that long. People looked at me like I was a nut job many times when I said that I'd do it for a year. I doubt any of them believed me..... but they do now! hehe


You're doing the best thing for your baby so keep it up momma!

Proud momma to DS Bug (4) DD Turtle (2) AD Moo (1) Placed through foster care and finalized in 7 months!! AD -Due August 24th relactating and hoping to nurse succesfully!