Constant Companion

1:22 pm

Constant Companion, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

My pump has been my constant companion now for almost a year.I'm typing now while attatched! I definately have a love/hate relationship with it, how could I not?
In many ways I'm feeling a sense of relief getting to one year, the pressure is off to a certain extent. Ernest eats more family food now, and only takes about 700 mls of breastmilk a day. I know I'm so lucky to be able to pump that for him.
Going through my photographs over the past year I was surprised to see I had taken more breastfeeding photos than I thought I had, and in some of them we even look happy.
I know it's an indulgence, but I wanted to share some of our feeding photos here.
My intention is to take more of him feeding,even with his bottle. I still hate bottles,but I want a record of how we feed,and I want to try to be proud of pumping for him.

Am I doing this right Mum?

finger feeding

Making it fun

The day of Ernest's surgery to correct his posterior tongue tie and maxilliary labial frenum tie.


Al Fresco

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  1. The fact you have pumped for so long is an amazing achievement! You are probably sick of people saying this, but it is true. xx

  2. Ditto what Catherine said. And you are right you do look properly happy in some of these photo's.

  3. You've come a long way and achieved so much. You should be so proud.

  4. What a sweet, darling boy - and what a good mother. You are such a good mother to *all* of your children. Beautiful to see.

    I agree with Joy - also feeling "insanely proud of you!" I don't know you except through your blog, but I do feel that.

    Cathy in Missouri

    P.S. We have chickens at our house, too. :)

  5. You should be so so so SO proud of yourself. You are amazing.

  6. some really lovely photos, happy birthday to your little man, what an achievement - you are amazing x

  7. You are officially my breastfeeding hero. And, you're a rockstar mom.

  8. These pictures are so beautiful. You are amazing to have been attached to the pump as you have been. Please be proud of yourself...


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