I am finally done pumping! This is a huge deal to me: to be honest, I didn't think I'd ever last this long! I started pumping when Sasha was a week old or so, because our little girl was having major issues latching on. My first goal was 2 months, then 6 months, and once I've gotten there, I set my long-term goal at 1 year. Then I just kept going, but with the flu season starting, I decided to stick with it for a little longer (I still have a couple of months worth of breast milk in the freezer) So last Tuesday, I pumped for the last time: I've taken a while to wean and did it very slowly, but I've had no engorgement or pain so far!
I have to admit, I am very proud of myself for sticking to it this long. But at the same time, whenever we have another kid (kids?), I want to try harder to actually breastfeed.
5 years ago