Hi Amy, I'm so with you. Chloe turned 6 months last week and I'm still carrying my pump to work with me every day. It seems like sheer drugery but the advantage kicks in on the weekends and in the evening. More than pumping I hate making up formula!!! I was hoping that she'd get more interested in food and we'd be on our way but NOPE, not the b[:)][:)]ie princess... still with the midnight feed..
The thing to remember is that they start getting interested in the world at around 4-5 months and can be distracted by pretty much everything, even when nursing. I've gone through phases when I have to take her off to somewhere quiet so that she'll focus on getting the job done. It passes and she gets back into the groove.
In the end it is really worth doing, especially if you are working and they are at "germy daycare". Chloe hasn't been sick since she started and that is major peace of mind to me. I nursed Lucy up to 14 months, though during the day she'd drink regular milk from a cup. She just nursed morning, evening when she got home from daycare and before going to bed. Kind of fun. Don't think that I'm capable of going much longer than that.
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Lucy (2)Preeclampsia & HELLP