After 8 months... good bye, pump!!

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  1. lomelly

    lomelly Well-Known Member

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    Easing off pumping (down to 2x a day now) to stop altogether in a week or two. Can't say I'll miss pumping, but am amazed I did it for this long. I planned to stop at 6 months, but honestly.... I kept going because I'm too cheap to buy that much formula :haha:
    Pointless thread, just an official good bye to pumping! If you have any tips to make my boobs not ache and get engorged when I stop, that would also be appreciated ;)
     
  2. DittyByrd

    DittyByrd Well-Known Member

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    YAY!

    Just keep decreasing the volume you pump off gradually to avoid engorgement/mastitis. If you stop cold turkey, you will likely be VERY uncomfortable and could get an infection.
     
  3. lomelly

    lomelly Well-Known Member

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    I hope I don't get that! Maybe I'll have to do the ol' green cabbage leaf trick..
     
  4. Janers

    Janers Well-Known Member

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    Well done pumping for so long! You should be very proud of yourself!
     
  5. MrsWhite

    MrsWhite Well-Known Member

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    Wow do you have a 4 month stockpile? Or just doing formula? Either way good job going 8 months:)
     
  6. ARuppe716

    ARuppe716 Well-Known Member

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    No advice- just saying I can't wait to post this some day! I hate pumping and have to do it 4x a day!
     
  7. pachamama

    pachamama Well-Known Member

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    Good for you! Fantastic achievement:flower:

    x
     
  8. lomelly

    lomelly Well-Known Member

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    thanks! and I HAD a huge stockpile but it's gone, all gone :( he started drinking more at 5 months so I went through it fast instead of buying formula. Just doing formula for the last 4 months :) Have been supplementing a bit for the last few months as he was sometimes drinking more than I made.
    Maybe I'll have some wine to celebrate :haha:
     

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