I am pumping, today — at one point, I got 10 cc’s — it was a pretty happy time. The rest of the time I seem to get about 5 cc’s — that’s 10 minutes of pumping both sides. Oh well, I do think that it’s important to give her as much of it as I can, regardless of how ANNOYING pumping is. We’ll see how long it lasts.
Anyway, Spencer is really quite interested in the process of pumping — and sadly, unlike the act of actual breastfeeding it is difficult to cover-up pumping. Even if you use a blanket, there’s still the sounds and the chance of said blanket falling… either way he knows what’s going on. In the hospital he was especially intrigued:
“Mom, is that your heart beating?”
“No, it’s like when they hook the suctions on the cows and they give them milk.”
“That’s MILK in there?”
“Mom, I think I can see your heart beating” — I think he just couldn’t figure out why it was making my chest do that.
What do you say to your 5 year old about breastfeeding?