Saturday, November 6, 2010


7I wish I was still doing this.
A few months ago, Mason decided that the he'd join lots of other babies and do a nursing strike.  I hear it's pretty common at around 8 to 9 months old.  He'd see my boob coming and SCREAM.  It'd be incredibly comical if I wasn't so bummed.

Due to my thyroid problem, I had a really low breast milk supply.  SUPER low.  I tried everything imaginable to get it up, and nothing worked until I started taking a medicine called Domperidone, that I had to order from a pharmacy in New Zealand.  I was so excited about being able to give Mason more milk, but even then I still had to supplement about half of the time (luckily, half of that came from another nursing mom who had an overabundant supply!).  When Mason decided he'd had enough, I wasn't able to pump enough to keep up, and my supply slowly dwindled.

I stopped pumping a few weeks ago, and it's become a weird morning ritual to see if I could squeeze any more milk out.  Gilberto laughed about it looking like I was milking myself, but one time I accidentally squirted him and you'd have thought he was the Wicked Witch melting!  No more laughing after that.  For some reason it made me feel better to know I wasn't completely dried up. 

This is the first morning I didn't have a milking yield.  It's over.

I have a hunch that while Gilberto was behind the breastfeeding 100%, he might be a little happy about the turn of events.  But he might be in for a surprise.  I don't know what to make of my boobs now. They're suddenly so squishy.


  1. I have always been soooooo impressed with how much effort you put in to making milk for Mason! It's not every mon who would work so hard and dedicate so much even with all the frustrations that came along with it.
    BTW, Ken didn't laugh about getting squirted either. I couldn't stop laughing about it, but Ken wasn't even smiling...

  2. I too am impressed with the immense effort to do what was best for you and Mason. Seriously. I'm pretty sure I would've given up after a couple weeks. But I'm sorry you have to go through the transition. ((hugs))

  3. Yay for you for making nursing so important!
    It's great that you were able to go as long as you did.
    I too miss those days so I know where you are coming from.
    Just think though, now that you aren't pregnant or nursing you finally have your body all to yourself again. :-)


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