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|Wed, 05-19-2010 - 1:09am|
Well, we did it. We made it to 16 months of pumping. I have weaned. I am done!!!
I did not want to be an EPer. I was devastated that my baby could not nurse. But I wanted him to have breast milk like my other 2 children who had nursed, so I sat down and I pumped. And I cried while I pumped.
This was one of the hardest things I have ever done, both physically and emotionally. At some point along the way it did get easier. The pumping became part of my routine. I did find joy in providing the best that I could for my baby.
And in the past few months it became hard to think about quitting. I did not want to think about not being able to give him his bottle of breast milk. It was that motivation that got us to 16 months.
I hope to be on here from time to time to support other moms who are having to embark on this journey. It is definitely not something that can be done alone.