CHP - arms with Myer

CHP - arms with Myer

10 June 2013

Milking them for all it's worth

- by Janelle (IM)

It's time to pump! I have completed 4 months of straight birth control pill popping and now am on the pumping part of the lactation induction protocol. To think I was getting tired of having to remember to take a single birth control pill everyday. Now I have to remember to hook up every three hours for a 20 minute session of pumping.

First I want to say thank you to Gee & Kristin who have passed on a double breast pump for me to use. What luxury, such a time saver!

Second, I'm happy to say that I got a few drops on my first try and have milked my way up to generating nearly 5 ml per breast in one session! I'm hoping the excitement of this carries me through until I'm actually getting enough milk to freeze for our baby. I've never really cheered on my breast before, but I'm certainly doing so now.

To help with this process I now eat oatmeal Monday - Friday when I get into work, and I'm taking blessed thistle and fenugreek supplements. Go boobs!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! If you got a few drops on your first try it will work. I've been nursing for 6 weeks now. We had to supplement with a bottle too since he was still hungry but at least he's getting some. Hang in there and you can do it!