Pumping. It’s a task that many mothers have a love/hate relationship with. Many situations can arise that call for a need for pumping. You may be headed back to work. You may want to give your partner the chance to feed. Or your baby may have a medical condition requiring bottle feeding or may have difficulty latching to the breast. Whether you’re new to the pumping game or just looking for a few tips, this post will help you become a pumping rock star!
When you’ve got a new baby, returning to work is probably the last thing you want to think about. The reality, though, is most mothers work outside the home. Whether you have six weeks or six months off, you’ll need to do some planning for how you intend to feed your baby when you’re back to work. If you’re breastfeeding, this means pumping. Advance planning will help the process run more smoothly, though problems do occasionally crop up for all working, pumping moms. Here are our top ten tips to make your experience a positive one: