Tuesday, June 7, 2011

No more mommy milk

Well, as you will hear at some point when Dad-E starts his posts about our trip to Ohio, we all got quite the bug while we were up there... and passed it around too! This was quite a nasty sickness, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, general queasiness, the whole nine yards. While I was sick, I had a couple of days where I didn't eat or drink anything, and needless to say, when you don't eat, you can't and don't make much milk. So those few days of being sick really took a toll on my milk supply. I was kind of getting to the point where I was okay with not pumping anymore (it's not the most comfortable thing in the world, and it's very time consuming, especially on busy days at the hospital!), so I guess this sickness just helped me along in my decision to stop breastfeeding. I hadn't been actually breastfeeding for awhile now anyway (once those lovely teeth came in, it was time to stop), but I was still pumping and able to keep up pretty consistently. Now that I'm done, I can't say I'm terribly sad (Dad-E's going to take me new bra shopping too, woo hoo!), and it's just another thing I don't have to stress about anymore. I am sad about the bonding part, but that's been gone for awhile now. It's just a weird feeling that she doesn't "need" me to live anymore... when I kind of "kept her alive" on my own for so long. Definitely a weird feeling but, Alli is no picky eater... she can't even tell the difference. I sure can though... formula SMELLS awful. Yuck. Come on, 4 and 1/2 more months until regular milk...


  1. You did a great job keeping it up so long! I hope I can last as long as you were able to :)

  2. Great job for doing it so long! I nursed Molly for about 7 months and even though I was ready to be finished, it was still sad. Yuck for the sickness!