I have a 12 week old ds that was born at 35 wks and had over a wk in nicu due to fluid in the lungs. He wasn't able to breastfeed so I pumped, and I still do every 4 hours around the clock. Much of the milk I pump is frozen but it will only last me about a month.
I am tired. In fact, I am exhausted. I also have a 19 mo old ds and 7 yr old dd and I feel like I can't keep up! I am a huge advocate for breastmilk and I feel terribly guilty that the though is in my head to even quit pumping before ds is 6 mo old.
I pumped for 6 mo with my 19 mo old but it was easier since I only had one baby. My biggest concern for my baby is illness. My children never get sick when they are on breastmilk but once I switch to formula it never fails that whatever illness is going around, they get it! Having a school age child means germs are constently being brought home!
So, my dilemma is do I stick it out and continue pumping around the clock for 3 more months or do I call it quits and feel less overwhelmed yet guilty.
Any suggestions would be nice.
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