Pumping blues

Hi mamis..

Today I feel tired. I am dedicated to breastfeeding for as long as meatball wants to, but I have to say it can get exhausting. As you know from my earlier post “I should just start moo-ing” I pump at work, every day 2x a day, faithfully. I never miss a lactation break, I wash and sterilize my pump parts at the end of each day. I carefully pack away my pump in the evening and set it up every morning. At any given moment (Monday-Friday) I’m toting around breast milk in a little cooler bag. I haven’t been able to use my cute small/mid sized purses because I have to lug milk and pumping accessories around (although I do have a really nice large bag, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s quite large and bulky). What I’m getting at is that this routine is getting tiring. Lately, I’ve been feeling super exhausted of and annoyed with pumping. The sound of the pump gets on my nerves. The sight of the black and yellow bag makes me cringe a little. I was so good and patient with pumping until a couple of weeks ago. I know that meatball loves my milk, so I won’t quit on her needs, but man, oh man, is this hard. It’s takes more than simple dedication. It takes sheer force of will. These are the things no one tells you about breastfeeding and extended breastfeeding. It’s a freaking pain in the ass at times. But meatball is worth the temporary aggravation.

And with that…I’m off to guess what????

PUMP

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101 Reasons to breastfeed

As you all know (and if you don’t know, now you know) I spend my “me” time bathing, eating, working out or reading up on all things baby related…such as researching cool facts about breast feeding, infant development and attachment parenting. I stumbled across this page on my internet travels: http://bit.ly/141T0oi.

WOW!!!! I want to print this out and give it to all moms and moms-to-be! I’m such a breast feeding nut job LOL! I have accosted all the pregos at my job and given them the breastfeeding speech. Am I a little too enthusiastic?? Probably but it’s my mission to get more moms to breastfeed and eschew formula. So mami readers…share this information! We gotta get out there and normalize breastfeeding! Who’s with me????

This is one smart kid!

This is one smart kid!