Are You Pumping Again?!
Being a working mom sucks.
Being a pumping mom sucks.
Being a working, breastfeeding/pumping mom sucks a lot.
"Are you pumping AGAIN?!"... asked over and over again by colleagues during conference calls and meetings. I had no shame, and felt no guilt for pumping and needing extra breaks, but they just didn't GET IT. That was the frustration... they didn't understand
a. Why I had to pump so often
b. Why I put myself through the time consuming task of pumping ever 3 hrs
c. Why I had to make everything more difficult for myself (Ensuring I had a refrigerator in hotel rooms, mapping out a pumping spot in the airport, arriving early to every meeting and parking closely so I could pump at breaks in the car...)
Why did I do it?
I feel breastmilk was the perfect food for my child. Breastfeeding gave us a bond I was not willing to sacrifice. I am stubborn. I want to pave a path & make things easier for future breastfeeders and pumpers.
Why do you do it?
Happy Pumping <3
Julie Burrell is a thirty something mom of 2, wine lover and avid breastfeeding supporter. She accidentally invented the best hands-free pumping option on the market while pumping for her (then) 6 month old. Simply clip on to your nursing bra and pump hands-free! Grab yours here.