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|Sun, 10-10-2010 - 8:26pm|
I have been pumping for 9.5 months for my son and am now down to 3x/day (8am, 3pm and before bed), about 25 minutes/session. Ever since I switched to 3x/day, I have been miserable while pumping - nipples are sore, I feel engorged before pumping and generally feel cranky.
I am feeling at a loss as to what to do because part of me feels like quitting and part of me feels like I have to keep going. Quitting (or dropping to 1 or 2 pumps a day) would mean supplementing with formula (I pump 30-35 oz/day which is what my son eats and I have a very small freezer stash) and I am having trouble accepting the idea of formula. I know lots of people need to supplement with it or use it exclusively, but I suppose I am a breastmilk snob and struggle with the idea of giving my kid formula. I also