Making the milk
32 weeks 2 days
Inducing lactation has been a big important deal for me – I wish I could describe why it matters so much, but, it honestly just does.
So, I’ve been pumping now for a few days, and while I am not over-loaded with milk (1.5 ounces per day) I am also not obsessed with the amount of milk I am making (remember – it’s not the milk – it’s about the bonding experience). I am totally cool with feeding my babies formula (and please save the “breast is best” rant – I’m not interested in hearing it).
It’s working out so I get to pump 5-7 times a day on week days and 8 times a day on weekends, what’s odd is that pumping more often (8 times) or less often (5 times) makes no difference so far – I always get the same amount of milk (odd isn’t it). I am pumping for 25-30 minutes per session, which works out to a whole LOT of my day, but, it is worth it, because when those babies are born, I simply can’t wait to have that experience with my children.
(PS – there is a whole PILE of excitement around our house at being in the 32nd week, only 4 more weeks till we get to see the little people in PERSON!).