I am ready to stop!

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Registered: 12-31-1969
I am ready to stop!
Sun, 09-23-2012 - 6:37pm
I am a mommy of a 3 month old baby girl and I am sooooo done with pumping 7x /day about 4/5 ounces a session. I am an overproducer with small capacity so my boobs were engorged ever 2 hours!!! Ugh! My nipples are painful and have been cracked and red since day2 of pumping. I tried it all to stop the pain and nothing has worked . I even bought pumpin pals and that helped for 2 weeks max and the pain returned. I return to work in 2 weeks and I need to do something about this pumping situation. I have a good freezer stash but not sure how long it will last but i'm guessing 2 months max if that. I have started cabbage leaves for engorgement since my boobs have issues with engorgement since day 1. I also started taking sage tea today and the moat painful thing I started was to add an hour between pumps which causes my boobs to hurt like hell and are rock hard. I pump enough to make the pain go away but not fully empty them. I am in constant pain now and can't wait for it to be over and the sage to take effect!!! If I can just reduce my supply I will be happy with that! Any support or advice to calm my guilt :/
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Registered: 06-27-2012
Wed, 09-26-2012 - 4:16pm
I used to get really engorged as well, you could try ibprofin for the pain. That's what I have done in the past, eventually your supply will regulate and it wont hurt so bad, I thought this would never happen for me, until I hit 7 months, then all of the sudden, no more engorgement and I can just pump three times a day. Which is really nice. I would just hang in there if you can, it gets easier I swear. Someone on here told me don't decide to quit on a bad day. It kept me going, hope it helps!