Thursday, June 25, 2009

Breastfeeding

I'm done. The last few weeks were really tough with the breastfeeding, and I slowly weaned them down. I was nursing like 2-3 times a day and pumping once, then I was nursing like once a day and pumping once, and then a few days ago I just stopped everything. I think I pumped once when my left side started getting a bit hard, but after that everything's been soft and pain-free. No sign of mastitis or anything. Now, why did I decide to stop? Well, it was becoming just too much of a hassle with the twins. My right side had basically stopped producing, so Chana Brocha wasn't getting anything when she nursed. I would latch her on and then she'd pull off...over and over and over again. Dovid would also do this even though he was definitely getting milk. It was just so frustrating trying to keep them latched on when they really didn't want to. I do miss it a bit, just because it was nice to know that I was providing some of their food, but I also love just being able to plop a bottle in their mouth no matter where I am and not having to worry about getting up early to breastfeed when my mother-in-law can just as easily make them a bottle. :-) I made it 3 months breastfeeding the twins part-time, and I think that's a heck of a good job!

P.S. Big happy birthday to my hubby last Tuesday!!! He turned the big 4-0. Eep! I'll have to post a recent photo of him without his ugly beard, so you can see how much of a babyface he has.

P.P.S. Happy birthday today to my best friend, Melanie! She's the big 2-5. :-) Now she can rent a car without being charged extra for insurance!! hehe

5 comments:

jerseygirl77 said...

Great job with the breastfeeding! There are plenty of singleton moms who don't make it 3 months, so congratulate yourself on doing something so wonderful for your two little cuties!

-Lori (Shira's friend)

A said...

I'm so proud of you for making it this long!!!!! And happy for you to have this freedom.

I still miss it, too.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Don't be down on yourself! I agree with the other commenters, at least you were able to breastfeed as long as you did. :)

*ICLW*

Lisa RM said...

So long as you tried your best, that's all you can really do.

Rebecca said...

Looks like you did fantastically great with the breastfeeding for so long! I know it was hard (and very painful sometimes) and I am so proud of you! Yasher Koach!!
And, yay, he shaved??
Love, auntiebeh
PS: WHERE"S THE PIX, WE WANT PIX WE WANT PIX WE WANT PIX!