Log In Sign Up

I'd Like to EP

Forum: Pumping Mommies


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Pumping Mommies LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
October 24th, 2013, 12:46 PM
trusting and believing
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 813
I am having my second child. Breastfeeding with my first didn't work out. I thought it was working, but we went for checkups the first three weeks of his life and he wasn't gaining, so we tried supplementing which was exhausting especially since you're already getting little sleep. I would pump, and sit at the pump for an hour only to get 1 or 2 oz. I gave up after those 3 weeks and was very heartbroken. My child is almost 3 years old now, and in considering having a second, whether to bf or not has been a serious source of anxiety for me.

I think EP might be the thing for me.
Thanking God for a healthy, happy, and BLESSED----->

Mom to one son born December 2010 and expecting another little guy June 16, 2014!
Reply With Quote
October 24th, 2013, 05:18 PM
ThaiSpice's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: May 2009
Location: AR
Posts: 16,420
It's doable. A lot of work, but doable. There are some others around who have (or are still) EPd. You might consider giving it a try again, though...every baby and every experience is so different. You never know--it could go very differently the second time. That has been the case for several people I know. I'd definitely recommend a hands free pumping bra, and learning to pump while feeding baby or doing other things.

If you haven't already, check out kellymom.com. Lots of good info on breastfeeding, pumping, EPing, etc. And either way, good luck!

Are you pumping for your little one? Planning to pump?
Have a question or need support? BTDT and have wisdom to share?
Join us in the Pumping Mommies board!

Reply With Quote
October 25th, 2013, 06:22 AM
-erin-'s Avatar Co-Host of the May2010 PR
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,040
I dont know if anyone would recommend EPing as a first choice. It is a lot of work, basically you double feeding time (pumping and then bottle feeding), plus you have to clean it. Dont count nursing out right away, it may work out differently this time.

Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0