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|Tue, 09-18-2012 - 8:24am|
I hate pumping. I try not to use the word "hate" but I unfortuantely it applies here. I hate the time it takes away from sleeping, from playing with my family.....dragging that thing to work everyday and trying to fit it in there.....you all know what I'm talking about.
I've been EPing since DD was 2 months old (we just never got the hang of breastfeeding and this was the next best thing). She will be 1 in 5 weeks, and while I don't want her to grow up, part of me can't wait so I can be finished!
Here's where I'm having a problem.....in 3 weeks I have to go away for an overnight trip where pumping will be very difficult. So I was thinking of going one more week and then weaning so I could be done by then. But then I feel like I'm throwing in the towel when the finish line is in sight! But then I rationalize quitting because really, what's a couple of weeks and we've already had to supplement with formula from time to time, so while she's had 99% breast milk her whole life, there has been some formula in there. I'm producing exactly what she's been eating in a day, so there's maybe 15oz in the freezer. So while I'm weaning, we'll definitely have to supplement. And then when I fantasize about getting an extra 45 minutes of sleep every morning, I feel guilty because I want to do what's best for her.
I'm not really looking for anyone to tell me what to do, I guess I just needed to vent to people who understand. I haven't posted on here much, but I definitely wouldn't have gotten this far without this site. Thanks for "listening"!