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|08-7-2009 - Breastfeeding: Month 8
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Well, I can't believe I have made it this far! I went back to work when Raynor was 6 weeks old; have spent every break and lunch since that day pumping, also still get up once a night to pump some extra, but he's never had to have formula!
Last month I thought I was going to have to give up. I've never been a good pumper (3-4 oz combined was my average) but I had gone down to pumping almost nothing, and was starting to rely on my freezer stash.
I've been very resistant to use medication, because BFing is supposed to be 'natural', I always thought. But my doctor reminded me that its not as easy as that when you are working full time; keeping up a supply when you are away from baby for 8-9 hours a day. I've never had a 'supply' issue, but rather a 'pumping' issue. When bf-ing, my LO always has enough, but I just couldn't pump anymore.
Well, I decided a few weeks ago I was not ready to throw in the towel. I started domperidone (Motillium) and within three days, my pumping is better than it has ever been! I may even drop my night pump soon, as i am getting enough with three daily work pumps!
I can't believe he is almost eight months! Where does the time go?!
3 Comments on Breastfeeding: Month 8shez05
- Wednesday, 8 Jul Awwwww yay for your pumping issue being sorted out! Your little man is such a cutie and growing big - God Bless xo Janet8
- Wednesday, 8 Jul that's really inspiring. I'm at 5.3 months, and I'm so tired, because he doesn't like frozen milk much, so often won't take it. I pump between 3-7 oz, depending on the time of day, and also pump in the night (3am). I pump at 10:30, 3:30pm and 3am and rush home at lunchtime to bf, and bf the other times. It's totally worth it, but it's also exhausting. I'm also feeding a litte adopted boy with my 3:30pm milk (unless I need to give it to Josh. So far it seems to be working out okay, but it would be wonderful to have either some time free or some sleep! :) :) surprise3
- Wednesday, 8 Jul that's great! Shows a lot of dedication! I had to "give up" BFing at 6 months with Ava. Honestly, I just couldn't keep up (I am preggos too) I still have milk, but she seems to loose interest (not sure if my milk changed taste or what) for just now, it's formula. I am thankful I was able to do it for 6 months though. My other daughter I only did until she was 8 months, she lost interest then.