Friday, September 23, 2011



 Since my last update, I left my crate of milk out after taking the picture below!!!! The deep freezer has this crazy suction so you have to wait a few minutes before it can be opened again. Being the multi-tasker that I am not, I went back in the house to do some other stuff first.  Well, I forgot to put the crate back in the freezer and did not discover it until the next day.  I was sick for the rest of the day just thinking about it.  I know you aren't supposed to refreeze food once it has been thawed (I'm guilty of doing it all the time) but I was really fearful of Elijah's immune system not being handle bacteria that could be present. I did some research and got some mixed opinions. I marked the bags and put them back in the freezer.  I'm thinking about continuing to pump for a little longer to build my stash back up. I'm not sure if I will use those or not.

Oh, and the cabbage idea only lasted about 2 hours, I could not take the smell!!

Operation- Reduce Milk Production is underway!

Elijah isn't quite 6 months yet, but I am in the process of relocating and starting a new job so now is a good time to transition. Although I am a proponent of breastfeeding, I am eager to get this phase of my life over with!  Taking care of a newborn is hard enough, factor in the amount of time spent pumping and the stress level goes through the roof. Not to mention having to plan around my pump schedule (my brother hates when I use the P word).  I am fortunate to have been able to work from home since he was born. I'm not sure I would've lasted this long if I had to go into the office everyday. I know that would've been more stress than I could've handled! 

I have 2 of these in the freezer, do you think they will last for 2 months? I'm hopeful.

Back to the Operation... So, the plan of attack has been to reduce the number of times I pump every week. I've gone from pumping 5 times a day down to 3. I hear cabbage leaves help. I'll start that this weekend. What has worked for you?


Baby Shopaholic

OH NO!!!! I am sick... I know you were TOO sick! so sorry! Oh, I forgot to tell you the cabbage starts to smell like "green" after a while. But it didn't bother me.

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