Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Breastfeeding Update

I guess this should be called the Not-Breastfeeding Update. :(

After my Appendectomy, my milk supply, which was already almost nothing, really took a nosedive.  I didn't do anything as far as pumping on Monday, the day of my surgery. On Tuesday I was able to pump once while in the hospital. It was hard to find a balance of sitting up and not squishing my just-cut-open belly and getting a good seal on the suction cups. Then Wednesday I was at my sister's most of the day and i don't remember what all I did.  By the time I got back to work on Thursday I pumped my normal 2 times and got less than a 1/4 oz. Aggregate. That was the point I gave up.  I just coudn't take an hour out of my work for that.  SOOOO.... we are now soley on formula. :(  It sucks.  It stinks.  Its expensive.  It makes her spit up more. .  But what can you do?  At least she'll be starting on solids soon... in my head I feel like the cost might go down then... Am I dreaming?

1 comment:

Eternal Lizdom said...

You did the best you could. That's what matters.

And the cost? Meh. Once you have a baby... the costs never ever ever go down.