Sunday, February 27, 2011

The first bag of milk

This is probably not an accomplishment to anyone other than myself. But I filled my first bag with breastmilk today. Pumping for 20 minutes each day for three days produced a single 8 ounce bag.

I don’t want to think about how, by the time I go back to work, she’ll probably guzzle that down as just one of many daily feedings. I won’t focus on how many of those bags I’ll need for a single day away.

Instead, I’ll be grateful that despite all the problems, I’m successfully feeding her. She seems to be tending toward chunky at this point, which means I have sufficient milk for her needs. In addition, I’m able to set some aside, even if just a little bit. This is going into storage – a savings account that I can later use to buy myself some freedom.

1 comment:

Cassie said...

I think it's a HUGE accomplishment -- especially to me, who could never produce anything more than a few drops. That's a ton of milk, and it all came from YOUR BODY! That's amazing.