I am thankful to have something like formula available.
I'm quite peeved about the cost. (How on earth do formula families pay these prices for a whole year???)
I'm a little self conscious. I used to feel so proud about never having to buy formula or disposable diapers...and now I've lost all breastfeeding credibility.
I'm relieved. I.hate.pumping. I hate it! It's tedious, it's time consuming, and it's occasionally uncomfortable. Can.not wait for the day when I get to break up with my pump. No more schlepping that giant bag to work; no more time spent pumping (1-1.5 hours each day!); no more stressing about supply fluctuation!
I'm grossed out. Formula smells. Like, legitimately stinks... (Maybe it's just my heightened sense of smell?)
There's no set date for our breastfeeding journey to end, it could be a few more days or a few more weeks. Right now I'm only nursing Lucy before bed, and pumping very infrequently the rest of the time; her bottles are about 50-75% formula. I've been experiencing some pain when nursing/pumping, which I hear only gets worse! And I can no longer feel my milk let down, due to my very low supply and pregnancy hormones. On the upside, though, breastfeeding seems to have inhibited morning sickness entirely. Yeehaw! Eventually my milk will dry up completely, as my body begins producing colostrum for the new baby. Will be sure to keep everyone updated as we make this transition. If anyone is interested in more information, I recommend, as always, KellyMom: Nursing during Pregnancy.
|Lucy isn't too broken up about it, she has cooler things to eat... Like macaroni, beets, and POPSICLES.|