With E's 9 month birthday coming up tomorrow, I just *have* to post about my 9 month pumpiversary!!!
It's going swimmingly. It's still a pain in the butt, of course, but my pumping life has improved considerably since I started taking domperidone. I ordered it from Inhouse Pharmacy, and I've been nothing but thrilled with it. I've been pumping as much as 40-50 oz a day. Just prior to receiving it, my supply had been reduced to literally about 15 oz a day - I had to thaw 2 bags out of my small freezer stash each day just to keep up. I've been able to replenish and increase my freezer stash, and sometimes I feel like I have milk up to my eyeballs, there's so much! I love it. I'm sort of running out of room in my mom's freezer (we still have to keep regular food in there, ya know!) so I might reduce the number of pills I'm taking (8 a day currently) and try to maintain a supply of about 30 oz/day - enough to cover what E eats and freeze a bag maybe every other or every three days. We'll see though. I'm not so sure I want to mess with it - it's working so well.
E is still on only breast milk. I've been toying with the idea of starting solids for months now, but it hasn't felt right. My mom is pressuring me like crazy, but I'm holding out until I'm sure E's ready. He's doing beautifully on breast milk alone! I'm so glad that I've been able to maintain this for this long. Nine months!! A year will be here in no time.