Almost 7 months postpartum and I’m still exclusively plumping. My initial goal was one year, but I’m not even going to lie, it’s getting so damn hard! My supply has had ups & downs and sticking with a pumping schedule is exhausting! Like mentally & physically EXHAUSTING. I really feel for diary cows because having your nipples tugged at all day is painfully irritating, but it’s also very rewarding for my baby, Phoenix. The pediatrician credited my milk for getting him back to birth weight within a couple of days, especially since he had a rough start. So basically I’ve been pumping since day 1, literally an hour or two after my c-section. We had issues with latching and the size of my breasts so I decided pumping was best for us. Before I had Phoenix, most of the information I found online was dedicated to nursing or formula fed babies, and I didn’t even think of exclusively pumping as an option. So I really just wanted to put this out there and I also plan on sharing more of my pumping & new mommy journey! If you have any questions, ask below and I’ll try my best to answer. Resources I pulled from were KellyMom.com, EP Facebook groups (the one I joined is a closed group), Pinterest, YouTube, Baby Center & What to Expect forums, etc. And remember FED is best, so much love to all of my nursing, pumping, and formula mamas!
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