Sunday, June 22, 2008

I'm in here... uh... busy!

Welcome, Carnival of Breastfeeding readers!!!

This is a repost from a few months ago....

This is the sign that hangs on my door when I'm pumping.

I'm lucky - I have my own office with a door and a LOCK! People shove papers under the door for me when needed and they're aware that if they call me on the phone, they will hear the rythmic gugshing of my pump in the background.

3 times a day, I pump so my little Nati has food for tomorrow. I've learned some very important things about pumping:

1. Medela Quick Clean Wipes are the best $18.00 I'll ever spend
2. Lansinoh helps keep my pump horns on by themselves so I can be hands-free
3. Leaving my pump in the office all week saves trips back and forth to my car
4. Playing online video games stimulates my let-down (so do cold pump horns)
5. Pumping makes me still feel like a Mommy when I'm at work

Pumping and Breastfeeding is hard work. Worrying about what bottles are best for her, how much she should be eating, getting no sleep at night because she's still being breastfed, getting those looks from coworkers when I close my door.

Would I do it all over again if I had the choice?

You bet your sweet pump horns I would.

Now, enjoy the following participants posts in this month's Carnival of Breastfeeding (links activated when the posts are up!):

Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog
Breastfeeding Mums
Mama Knows Breast
Breastfeeding 123
Adventures of a Breastfeeding Mother
The Attached Mother
Hobo Mama
Mike and Tonis


Shelly said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE the Lansinoh tip, thanks!

Danibee said... Best Blogger Tips

I came upon it accidently! My favorite nursing pads were First Years which had Lansinoh IN the pads. So... I stayed... "lubricated" even during the day at work. It also keeps the plastic parts from rubbing you raw (at least I had that problem).

Hobo Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

I didn't know the Lansinoh tip either -- very cool! I will have to try that next time I need to pump.

I also love the image of coworkers pushing papers under your door, and you inside playing video games to help with letdown. :)

Thanks for sharing from your experiences!