Almost 7 months of pumping! I still can’t believe my daughter will almost be 7 months old AND that I have been pumping for THAT long. When breastfeeding didn’t go as planned I knew that I still wanted to provide the amazing benefits that breastmilk has to offer to my daughter. This meant pumping would be part of my everyday schedule. Boy has it taken a toll on me (and still does). Early mornings, late nights, pumping outdoors during a BBQ, isolated in a room during family events, pumping on car rides, and going from pumping 6-7x a day, down to 4x, and now 3x a day. It’s hard work and many times I’ve wanted to give up because it’s sooooo time consuming (20 min - 1hr) and it takes time away with my daughter and Husband because I’m stuck to a pumping machine. However, when I see how healthy my little one is, and notice all her cute rolls on her arms and legs that Mommy’s milk has created, I can’t help but feel proud of all the time and effort I’ve put into pumping. Even though breastfeeding didn’t work out, I’m grateful that through pumping I’ve been able to continue providing my breastmilk to my child. Her last appointment her pediatrician said she’s above average and even though she’s 6 months old weighs what a 9 month old does and is developing very well. When I hear good news like that, I know it’s worth it. Lastly, I have to mention, pumping saves us $200+ on formula a month! I’ve read what other people spend on formula and what my sister in law said she spent so that’s what I’m basing my figures on. My goal is one year of pumping. Some days I don’t even know if I’ll make it the next day. I’m not sure if I’ll make it to a year but I’m sure going to try.
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