We hear all the time about the benefits of breast milk when it comes to feeding our babies. We seem to hear a lot of the time how breastfeeding is the best way to feed blah blah blah.
We never hear anything about the heroic efforts of the pumping mummas. You know the mums who werent able to give the actual breast but instead endure hours of artifical pumping to extract the liquid gold.
Im a pumping mumma (with some formula feeds thrown in for good measure) and to be truthful I hate it. There I said it. Dont get me wrong I like the throught of giving Kai a good start but Max was formula fed and hes one smart cookie.
When my babies are napping and i should be also I’m not im fecking pumping (with my crappy tommee tippee eletric pump from last time). It’s also really boring. I brought a pumping bra thinking I would be able to go about my day and just pump continously,yeah that hasnt quite worked out. The bottles were way to heavy for the bra and there isnt anywhere to put the controller ( you know the on and off button thingy)
I know I wont be pumping forever as Kai’s demand gets higher I just wont be able to keep up. At the moment im pumping 4 times a day and taking fenugrek to try and up my supply. Even thats not enough in theory I should be pumping everytime Kai feeds. If Kai was a only child then maybe this would ne possible but hes not and therefor it isnt.
So heres to all you pumping mummas out there you all deserve a gold medal.