How to be done?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-03-2010
How to be done?
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Sun, 05-05-2013 - 4:50pm

I am on my last week of pumping (I hope).  I have slowly gotten down to 1 ppd, but just got there this past weekend.  I have also cut my time down to 40 minutes per pump.  I am getting about 11 ounces with each pump.  I am hoping I can be done by the end of the week.  LO is turning 1 and our freezer is full.  So happy to have made it this far, but the closer I am to done, the  more I want to be done.  How do I get to that last pump?  Do I take Sudafed to help dry up?

On side note, I think I understand how empty nesters feel.  It is an amazing feeling to no longer be in charge of protecting something.  Every moment this past year has been about PROTECTING my supply.  Now, it feels so strange to not worry if I am damaging it or not, and in fact celebrating reduced output.  When she moves out in however many years, will this be the same feeling (except for the "damaging" part of course, lol)?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-03-2010
Fri, 05-17-2013 - 5:26pm
Well, I did it. After going to 2 pumps a day, my supply went pretty fast, so within a few days, I went to 1 pump, then 1 pump every few days, then just for 10 minutes for my very last pump and that was that! No problems so far and it's been a week and a half since then. Good luck to all who are still EPing. We're working through the freezer stash and hopefully she'll be ready for cow's milk by then,