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100 ounces of breastmilk wasted.
I’ve never worked harder in my life. Producing a stash of 100 oz of breastmilk took time, pain, and a lot of effort. I hate pumping as it is really uncomfortable and painful for me. Just as I finally built up a full freezer drawer of breastmilk, we found out Raffi is allergic to peanuts.
Since I’ve eaten peanut butter every day for the past eight years and I don’t know whether he’ll tolerate my milk anymore, I need to throw out the entire stash.
Cue the pity party for 1! I don’t mind that I now have to strictly avoid peanuts while breastfeeding, but I really mind that the breastmilk is now trash.
I can’t bear to toss it, so for now it sits cold and alone in a bag labeled “peanuts!” in big scarlet letters.
Here are 5 horrible things I’d rather do than throw away that 100 oz of breastmilk:
Use a rectal thermometer to help along a constipated baby. Gross, yes, but not as bad as throwing away 100 oz of milk.
Long car ride alone with baby
Take another 6 hour ride alone with Raffi to RI. He cries after the first 4 hours, so another ride alone without someone to keep him company would be torture. Still, not as bad as tossing that breastmilk.
Long market line with cranky baby
Wait in line at the market with a screaming baby. I don\’t get embarrassed easily, but this one I hate. I\’d rather this 1,000 times than having to throw out those 100 oz.
Scrub the shower
Scrub the shower. If you know me you know I\’d rather scrub a whole house than clean a shower. If you told me I could keep that milk if I washed my shower daily I would do it.
Moving with a baby
Move with an infant. We moved when Raffi was only a few months old. Between nursing 8-10 times a day and waking up multiple times a night, moving was not easy. Still, anything is better than tossing those precious 100 oz of breastmilk.
While I have my pity party, why don’t you tell me the things you really hate doing? Oh, and before you say I should donate it, I should tell you that it would expire by the time my approval would go through.
Sabrina, of RhodeyGirl Tests, had her first boy in September 2011 with her husband Trig. At the time of this post Raffi was 9 months old and Sabrina was still obsessed with sleep. You can read other related posts on her blog.
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