Feeling sad about the end

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-12-2013
Feeling sad about the end
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Mon, 12-16-2013 - 4:04pm

Hi all,

I've been EPing for almost 14 months now, but this adventure is coming to an end. I was always a bit bummed that nursing didn't work out, and I've always been a bit annoyed at having to pump. So, I'm shocked to find that I'm very, very sad that this might be the last bottle of breast milk I give to my little one. I imagined a joyous occasion when the time came to "dump the pump," and, instead, I've been weepy for days. Any advice? Anyone else felt blue when the time came to quit? How did you get through it?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2013
Thu, 12-19-2013 - 5:59pm

Wow, you are amazing! I have been EPing for 3 months. But I would imagine that due to what a sacrifice EPing can be, stopping might cause mixed emotions. It has been part of your daily routine for so long! Out of curiosity, how did you know you were ready to be done? And since you are an expert to me, I have a question. Did you ever get soggy nipples? Lately it seems my nipples can never dry underneath, despite trying to air them out. Any thoughts?