6 months

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Registered: 03-01-2011
6 months
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Sun, 07-31-2011 - 12:04pm

Today is my daughters 6month Birthday!!! Now I am torn on weather I want to continue pumping or if I want to stop. I had pretty much decided to cut down to 3 pumps a day then supplement if I have to with freezer and formula till she is 1 year. Then today my pump decides to go out on me. Now I am really torn if I want to get a new pump(it was bought in 07 for my first daughter) Or if I want to just get a manual till I can dry up.

Lilypie - Personal picture
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Registered: 02-09-2011
Sun, 07-31-2011 - 1:03pm
Congrats on making it to 6 months! Sorry to hear about your pump. Would it be cheaper to rent one for a while? I don't know that that costs. If you really want to continue that is. Or perhaps get one from ebay? I know several who have had success that way. You just have to get the suction checked by a LC. My pump was used and I just bought new tubing etc. Whatever you decide...you have already done a great thing. Well done and good luck whatever route you choose.
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Registered: 03-01-2011
Sun, 07-31-2011 - 7:53pm

it is the battery on the freestyle that is not working it will work for about a min and then turn off. Medela said they couldnt do anything since it waas over a year old. I am really glad i paid so much money for a pump that worked for 6

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Registered: 03-22-2011
Mon, 08-01-2011 - 7:18pm

Don't be too hard on yourself, 6 months is awesome! My dd turns 6 months in 12 days so I am right behind you. 6 months is a long time and I can't believe I have stuck with it. Go us for making it this far!