June 5, 2010

Love in a Bottle

Today is a sad day for me and my little mister.  Here's why:  Way back when my little mister was born, almost 11 months ago, I wholeheartedly dived into breastfeeding.  I breastfed Em and was determined to breastfeed little mister for a year.  So when I had an excess of milk I would pump and even bought a deep freezer so it would last longer.  For 6 months I pumped an extra feeding EVERYDAY and for months after I pumped at work like crazy.  It was a lot of work and irritating but I wanted him to have the milk later.  So at 9 months he no longer wanted to be attached to me and gave it up.  The biting was too much anyway.  I had the frozen milk supply so I wasn't overly concerned.  So everyday (except when we were out of town because that's just too much work) he got a little extra love in a bottle in the form of frozen milk.  I did not plan for what a big eater he would be at 10 months. For today is the end of his breast milk supply. 

I really hoped it would last longer, I hoped to make it to a year.  I know 11 months is pretty great.  He is a healthier boy for the time he got my milk.  I am still so saddened and I feel the loss of weaning again. 


  1. I like the idea of pumping extra at the beginning...I'll definitely try to do that.

  2. I am just blog hopping and am now following you on networked blogs. I think I will pump extra as I am on my third boy (3 1/2, 2, and 3 months), and they all have teethed early and bite me. I suffered for months with the first one. The 2nd one bit me and I bled so he go the bottle earlier then I liked too. This one is biting and teething and I have a feeling we will be on the bottle sooner than I would like too.

  3. breastfeeding and formula. such an emotional thing. i wanted to breastfeed so badly with my first, that he was practically emaciated, although i THOUGHT i was doing the right thing, because i didn't produce enough milk. i didn't with our second either. i understand your feeling and wish to have had the milk last longer, but know that you did the best you could for him, as long as you could.

  4. You did great! I hated pumping, so I'm impressed!

    Stopping by to welcome you to SITS!



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