Wednesday, May 16, 2012


My pump and I have broken least for the next couple weeks!

I have pumped every week day for 19 months (LO was 1 month when I started) an entire lifetime.

I am having mixed feelings.....FREEDOM...and it's strange, but I have missed my 30 minutes of buzz, buzz, buzz.

I came to the conclusion to reduce my pumping to once a day a while ago and since then I have been producing less than an ounce and often less than 1/2 an ounce from each side.  VERY depressing to spend 30 minutes hooked up and only produce a swallow full.

Anyway, Monday was the determining factor in my decision...I produced less than 1/4 ounce from each breast and was so depressed.  Tuesday when I packed my pump, I started thinking "Why am I doing this for 1/4 ounce?"  I did some research and texted with some good friends and decided my body has adjusted to LO's nursing schedule and probably won't see much of a drop in supply, if any, by dropping the 1 pumping.  It was very strange.  I ate lunch, I worked on a the silence.

Today I brought the pump, but left it in the car.

I have decided that if I feel I need to pump, I can, otherwise it is living in the car!

So, here's to my new freedom during lunch!


  1. yay! I don't know if I should be happy for you or sad. I was so sad when I stopped breastfeeding, but I'm so happy you had the willpower to continue for as long as you have. That is a huge accomplishment!

    1. Val, I'm not stopping LO from breastfeeding, just no more pumping. She will now drink rice milk only at school and nurse evening, night and morning. ;)