Mommy mind: weaning

LactationRoomToday was my first day of not pumping at work. (I will admit, I still packed up my pump but I left it in the car just in case.) I made it through the day without bursting, and for that I am grateful. Now get me a glass of vino!

I am in awe of all the mommies out there who are able/choose to breastfeed for so long. It’s a lot of hard work, dedication and selflessness. Breastfeeding has come quite easily for me, but I finally decided I wanted my body back. Sorry Ev, the store is soon to be closed.

I have been in the process of weaning down from pumping three times a day at work to zero and that day is finally here. And with it has come the flux of hormones again. Yeesh, I can’t wait until they level out because for me they have brought lightheadedness, fatigue, hot flashes, anxiety and more. If you breastfed, did you feel any of these when you stopped?

I have a few more weeks while I slowly take away his morning and bedtime feedings one at a time, but I’m ready to close this chapter. Adios lactation room!

 

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