EPing is Exclusively Pumping. I can't imagine being tied to a pump that much but I really respect those who do it. I did lose weight at first while BFing but I did it so long I lost the effect, LOL!
Alyssa was born with out the ability to suck (34 weeks). We feed her from a medicine cup for a week or so and then finally gave her a bottle. I pumped for the first 3 months then switched to formula (I got pg and the doctor told me I had to. I later m/c). I did not have success with Brianna (35 weeks) at first so I pumped with her as well. Then one night out of the blue, I did not feel like getting up in the middle of the night to pump. I gave her my breast almost as a snooze button. I was hoping it would buy me 5 more minutes. She latched on and never looked back. We BF for a year. With Caitlyn (32 weeks) she was in the NICU and our first priority was getting her to eat and home so I pumped for her as well. Then when she was a few months old I got sick with MRSA and another virus. I had to stop giving her my milk for awhile. Even though I continued to pump the same as before my body just stopped producing milk regardless of what I did. I liked BFing a lot more than pumping, but with 3 preemies, you do what you have to.
More of my rambling...
I hated pumping. I did it in addition to nursing and it was very stressful. I was really happy with the results and proud of myself for sticking with it for so long, but it was really hard to do as a working mom, I had to time meetings around it and go find a place to do it and it was a real challenge. I was relieved when I was done and happily gave my pump away to a friend.
Someone I worked with recently was pumping a lot and I'd see her going past my office with the pump a few times a day, so I sent her an email saying that I know how hard it is and that I wanted to say "good on ya!" and tell her she was doing great. I said that it was fine to stop when she felt it was too much and great to keep going if she was up for it and that I just thought it was admirable because I know how hard it is. She really, really appreciated it! (It's hard because you don't want to make someone feel bad if they are stopping, or make them feel pressured to continue, or make them feel silly for continuing...just had to find that balance.)
Bomb scare here today. It's ongoing. Building evacuated and several downtown blocks cordoned off.
Bomb scare closes Calgary courthouse - Calgary - CBC News
I don't work in the core anymore, but I have lots of friends down there right now, closeby the court house. I hope they left their buildings too.
I am wondering if it has something to do with the illegal correctional workers' strike. Some of the peace officers and sheriffs who walked off the job work at the court house.