I made it
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|Tue, 05-20-2014 - 6:38am|
Well Ladies.....I made it! My LO turns 1 in a week and we have started transitioning her to whole mlk. I am down to 2 pumps a day and started to decrease the session time as well. I am so excited!!
BUT.....I say all of that to say this, if I can do it, YOU can do it too!! I started pumping when my LO was 4 days old and that turned into exclusively pumping within one week of that. At the time, there was no way I could even imagine making it a year. I had to come to the realization that any milk I could provide would be good for my baby and not put the overwhelming pressure on myself to make it the full year. Instead, I focused on setting little goals along the way. Sometimes it was to make it to the next 3 months or sometimes it was just 1 more day! With each mini milestone, I found new drive to set another goal for my LO. I have to say that my husband's support was priceless....he has been so encouraging along the way and became an expert "bottle & pump parts" washer!
Another thing that definitely helped was this site....it was very comforting knowing that I was not alone out there in this journey! I appreciate each and every one of you. You have given me the added inspiration needed to make it the whole way. And for that, I thank you!!
Good Luck and keep pumping :)