Many women with a good health insurance plan are able to purchase a double-electric breast pump through their insurance at no cost to them. This is fantastic!
Except that many insurance plans are only covering a low-end pump that many lactation consultants refer to as “mastitis machines.” This widely-sold pump is so infamous for . . . → Read More: What Makes a Good Breast Pump?
Imagine this: you pump an ounce or so per day while you’re on maternity leave, building up your freezer stash for when you return to work. The day approaches, so you thaw some out to practice giving your baby a bottle. As you gently warm it, hoping your babe will accept the nipple, you . . . → Read More: On Scalding
Anyone else listen to Brian Setzer in your youth? Back in the day, I used to bop all over the place doing things like go dancing, watch movies, eat dinner…jumping and jiving was all in a Saturday evening. Who cared if I made 3 stops before heading home for the night?
These days, when I . . . → Read More: Pump and Drive…and Then You Wail
Office jobs make for some of the most successful scenarios for mothers to pump their milk for their babies, especially if women have an office with a door they can close and lock.
But really, most women working in offices actually work in a cubicle that does not offer much privacy. Many large offices . . . → Read More: Pumping in a Cubicle: Tips for Making it Work
Monday was the last day I plan to ever use my breastpump. I remember my final pumping session vividly: we were moving into our new house, and I crouched on the floor in my dining room, hiding from the movers. Of course, it didn’t work and I still got caught. Oh well!
My mother . . . → Read More: Weaning from Pumping When You’ve Met Your Milestone
Assembled a spaceship out of Lego bricks Assembled a vampire castle out of Lego bricks Tied (with one hand) the strings of a babydoll’s pajama pants Made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Discussed mold remediation with a contractor Made eye contact with one of my former college students, whom I was paying to . . . → Read More: Things I Did This Week While Also Nursing
If you live in the United States, then you most likely do not have paid parental leave from work. Unfortunately, most working moms need to head back to the office just when they’ve established nursing. Pumping can be a real challenge, but hopefully these tips can help you overcome some obstacles!
Not Enough Time . . . → Read More: Obstacles to Pumping at Work and Tips to Overcome Them