Saturday, January 12, 2008

Pumped Out

Well, it's official. We have retired the breast pump. The great formula vs. breast milk debate had been a constant in our house from the first day we brought the triplets home. Early on we realized that even if it was possible to breast feed the three babies, it wouldn't be practical to do so. Every waking moment would be spent nursing or tied to a breast pump. We eventually decided that a better use of Erin's time would be to actually *be* with the babies. With her return to teaching, this decision was further cemented. So we've spent the past few months weaning Erin's production down from a high of 86 ounces a day. Today marks the day we've finally packed up the breast pump for good, and have committed ourselves to a formula diet for the triplets. As the triplets are now going through about a can a formula each day, we are thankful that WIC still picks up this cost.

In other news, this has been Betty's weekend to shine. Today, she has performed another rolling feat, this time going from her back to her front. At last, all three triplets have completed this milestone!

1 comment:

Cindy & Brian said...

Kudos to you for doing it for so long! I am already wondering how the heck I am going to continue when all of mine come home. We'll see how it all works out!