Re: 10 month old not growing and weaning
Mama, you are NOT being selfish! You just had something huge come down on you. Nursing a baby is fun, it's loving, it's pleasant, society generally smiles on it. Nursing a pump is hard work. Ask any of the exclusively pumping moms here and I think they will tell you that you hit the wall pretty quick when pumping.
A couple things that can make pumping easier:
1. Instead of washing everything every time, leave the pump screwed onto the bottle of milk and throw the whole thing in the fridge. When it's time to pump again, re-use the same set-up. My LC said it was fine to pump new milk on top of old one time before you needed to wash stuff again- but that still can cut your washing in half!
2. Leave a big vat of soapy water by the sink, and throw bottles in as they are used. That way you can do one or two big wash-ups per day, instead of a thousand little ones. It always felt like less work that way, for me at least.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"