Being away from Avery for three days means that my breast pump is with me everywhere that I go on my trip. I was so worried I wasn’t going to have enough milk for her, but after some major pumping sessions, I believe that she will have more than enough. I don’t want my milk supply to diminish while I am away because I want to be able to pick up where I left off when I return from my trip.
I know how difficult pumping can be when you aren’t with your little one. I did it when I went back to work with my first and felt like I was always pumping to keep up my milk supply. Then I had to worry about where to keep my milk, cleaning my pump parts, and getting it home. It wasn’t an ideal situation, but it was what I had to do in order to give my daughter the nutrition that she needed.
This is the first time that I am having to travel by myself with my breastpump. I’ve always had one of the girls with me when I am traveling with breast milk and my pump. It hasn’t been easy having to exclusively pump and store the milk to take home, but it has been manageable.
If you are traveling and having to pump on the go, check out these tips on how to make the process easier.
More from Lauren on Baby’s First Year:
Read more from Lauren at her personal blog, A Mommy in the City, where she chronicles her life living in New York City with a suburban mentality. For more updates, follow Lauren on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram! Check out more of Lauren’s Babble posts at Being Pregnant and Baby’s First Year.
Image via Flickr User Planet_Oleary