Hanging Up The Horns

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So, I attended a breastfeeding group for the first time.  I finally plucked up the courage to go and armed my daughter with a couple of bottles and myself with a whole heap of witticisms and retorts to use if necessary.  Of course, no such cynical preparation was required.  The women I met were most friendly and genuinely interested in what I was doing.  

I went with the intention of picking someone’s brain about how to go about slowing down the pumping process.  If you are breastfeeding, your baby does that for you - demanding fewer feeds so your supply diminishes accordingly.  For full-time pumpers it is entirely up to you to wean yourself (and not the baby) from the pump.  For me, this is a terrifying desire: I want to be freed from the tie of the machine so much yet I am terrified that dropping one, two, three pumps will hit hard my milk supply. TBC


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