Re: EPing as a choice after returning to work
Why would you have to wake her up at 5:00 AM? And pump at that time? I nursed my daughters when I was at home with them and pumped while I was at work. I didn't need to pump at 5:00 AM. I also never bothered with waking them up to nurse before we left for work. If they woke up and wanted to nurse, we would nurse. We leave the house about 7:00 AM and I would wake them by 6:45 if they weren't already awake. Neither one of them were all that big on nursing first thing in the morning like that - probably because they nurse on demand overnight too - and had likely nursed around 4 am.
Do other moms consider what? Quitting nursing and then pumping exclusively? I sure didn't. And it's because of all those arguments you are familiar with. Did you ever nurse exclusively with your first daughter?
Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months