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
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
“My baby won’t take a bottle!” How many of us have had this experience, where we prepare to return to work and our nursing babe just won’t accept an artificial nipple? It’s frustrating. It makes working feel impossible, with preoccupied thoughts of a starving infant at home.
Thankfully, there are alternative feeding methods that . . . → Read More: Cup Feeding: An Alternative to the Bottle
As a freelance writer, I enjoy a very flexible schedule. This is fantastic in terms of pumping milk for my baby during my work day. Ordinarily, I just set my timer to pump, put down my work, and hop to it every few hours.
Recently, I took on an exciting assignment. The only downside? . . . → Read More: Scheduling Pump Breaks at Work
Let’s be realistic. Pumping milk from your breasts is never going to be awesome. It just isn’t. But! I was finally convinced (5 years into my nursing journey) to buy a hands-free pumping bra and lo! It does make things better.
I hesitated so long because I didn’t understand the logistics of the bra. . . . → Read More: Hands-Free Bra Makes Pumping Better