Hung up the horns for good...im retired!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-22-2011
Hung up the horns for good...im retired!
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Thu, 03-15-2012 - 3:53pm

As of 10 min. ago I can officially say I am retired. I was pumping once a day producing only an ounce. Plus, pumping started to feel different.....like there was nothing to pump out. Kind of hard to explain, but I feel in my heart it's time. I've been pumping around an ounce for a week or so and believe it or not, it's been really hard to let go. So today for the last time, while watching my healthy happy smiling little one play, I clicked off my pump for the last time. I am sad, but I got my LO to 13 months with enough in the freezer to get her to14 with some bm. I'm excited for the future that doesn't involve me being tied to a pump. Stay stong mama's, pumping sucks, but it's just one chapter in our lives!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-22-2011
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 10:25pm
Aww, thanks, I've enjoyed reading yours too! To be honest, I really wish I would have been able to pump at least one bottle a day for her for as long as I could, but my supply just went down so fast. Trust yourself, you'll know when it's time =). If it makes you feel better, luckily I don't feel guilty like I thought I might...and that feels really nice. All I feel is pride for what I did provide for her. =)
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-25-2011
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 10:27am

Congratulations, and enjoy your new pump-free existence!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2011
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 9:05am

I wish you luck on your new found freedom.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010
Sat, 03-17-2012 - 1:18pm
Great Job! Congratulations, and enjoy your newfound free time! I still remember the date that I did my last pump. Sad...but once I got used to it, so free!

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