So hard to give this up!

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Registered: 10-07-2010
So hard to give this up!
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Tue, 01-11-2011 - 1:09pm

It's so weird...when I started EPing almost 10 months ago, I was counting the days (the hours) until I could stop.

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Registered: 11-07-2010
Tue, 01-11-2011 - 2:19pm

I feel totally nutty even saying this, but yes I can identify with

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Registered: 03-14-2010
Tue, 01-11-2011 - 8:06pm
You are definitely NOT CRAZY! ;) I can relate to you big time, having hard time with weaning myself. I mean it's not even that I'm weaning right now, but even the thought of it makes me very sad. I'm 14 months EPing and at 3 pumps a day. I was going to drop to 2, but then realized that if I do I wouldn't be able to give my son BM exclusively anymore and decided to hold off a bit. And it's not even that it's been a pleasant experience for me, I've been battling clogs from day one, every single month, having so much pain and just thinking every time when it is going to be over. And now when it's so close, I can't bring myself to stopping. All my family is kindly suggesting that may be it is the time to stop... My original long term goal was to get to a year with no supplementing. But my son really loves his milk and drinks a lot of it, and I feel so guilty to take it away from him. Anyway, now it's extended to 18 months :) I have to agree with pp- just do what feels right for you. Your LO will only benefit from getting fresh BM for longer :)
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Registered: 03-30-2010
Sun, 01-16-2011 - 4:15pm
I feel the same way! My boys will be 12 months on the 25th and im still doing 3 pumps a day. I going to go until they are 18months-2yrs old, b4 weaning
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Registered: 05-10-2010
Sun, 01-23-2011 - 10:34pm

Thank you for posting this. I too have been feeling this way. My husband keeps telling me that I need to wean myself but I find it very hard to do. I have that same feeling about ruining what I have worked so hard to achieve. I feel like I am accomplish something every day when I put that milk in the fridge!

Little Mack's Mommy
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Registered: 10-07-2010
Mon, 01-24-2011 - 1:55pm

It's so good to hear you all are feeling the same.