Mothering Thru Melanoma

My walk through the scary world of cancer while caring for my family.

Milking Machine October 25, 2010

Filed under: Breastfeeding — mamabeaumo @ 6:59 pm
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This week I am focused on pumping enough breastmilk to sustain Bubba for the 48 hours that I will not be able to breastfeed him after my four CT scans.

The doctor has said that, medically, there is absolutely no reason for me not to continue breastfeeding Bubba until I have to have my surgery on November 17th. I plan on taking the opportunity to stock up a freezer stash in hopes of easing Bubba’s unwelcome and early weaning.

I had considered continuing to nurse after the surgery and before treatment but think that it’s just too much…too much for Bubba to have to stop and start and too much for me with treatment to be focused on. I will truly miss my quiet moments with him but if it means having much more time to watch him grow then I’m all for it.


2 Responses to “Milking Machine”

  1. Roselvr Says:

    Quiet time with bottles; bath time or even holding him & rocking him can be just as satisfying. I’m sure you will enjoy the times you are able to share.

  2. Ruth Powers Says:

    Totally subscribe your last sentence.

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