Wanted to start a thread for us dairy cow pumping mummies, so here tis!
My little guy was born a planned prem at 34 wks (1759g) as he wouldn't have survived in the womb due to a swiss cheese placenta. Mercifully had a sucking reflex due to all the steroids, I imagine, given to mature his lungs at 26wks~ had threatened pre term labour.
Had to battle with nurses who said he was too tiny to feed at first, but he proved them wrong! Opened up wider than some full-term bubs and off we went... He pulled out his NGT at 3wo and never looked back.
Sadly he won't BF any more due to awful reflux, couldn't feed in the horizontal pos and eventually preferred the bottle...I couldn't stand the screaming when I offered him the boob.
Am up pumping at mo (7.5 months on). Have to take Motilium to keep my supply up, even then part formula feed as he had a voracious appetite and I couldn't keep up (dammit)!
I actually enjoy pumping (am i insane?). It just seems part of the ritual of caring for my baby and I feel like I'm doing something good for him even though he won't BF anymore.
Any other mums out there doing the daisy cow routine, full on?