My pump and I have broken up...at least for the next couple weeks!
I have pumped every week day for 19 months (LO was 1 month when I started)....like 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 project...in 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!