I imagine that I am among many mothers who never planned to be a pumper. I mean, I knew when I went back to work I would probably use one for a few feedings a day while the baby was with the babysitter, but I didn’t imagine that I’d start using it at day 2 and just … never stop.
I hate it. I seriously, to my very core, hate that device. I feel like a cow most days as I hook myself up to my milking machine. But I’m just not ready to give up and I’m still holding out a foolish bit of hope that he’ll magically be a breastfeeder when we try again in a few days.
And from this hatred I’ve had to be creative because without some tricks, I don’t know that I would’ve lasted this long. I keep telling myself that I just have to make it one more day and that has carried me through a month already. But it’s not enough. I know that everyone is a little different, but these are my top 7 ways I’ve found to make pumping more bearable.
How did you make pumping more bearable?