And just like that, last night was our final pump
339hrs of pumping over the last 5 months, and over 74ltrs of milk for this precious babe. That's equivilant to 14 days straight of pumping 🤯
I feel some sadness that we've chosen to end now, but more than anything I feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment, and freedom.
Freedom from planning my day around pump times, engorgement, nipple blisters, blocked ducts, mastitis, constant stress worrying about volumes and supply, and consuming a million lactation cookies, milos and bowls of oats.
Freedom from the pump as the soundtrack to my life.
5 months of exclusively expressing definitely takes its toll on your sanity, your body, and your social life.
But I know I've been able to give Kirra the best possible start I could provide, and I'm so fucking proud of that. 2.5 months of exclusive EBM before slowly introducing formula was an achievement I didn't think possible, let alone continuing to pump for 5 months, with enough supply in the freezer to see us to 6 months.
Can I get a hell yeah!?