June 2013 Moms

Exclusively pumping check in

I hope everyone had a wonderful week!
How's everyone doing with pumping?
Do you pump in public or only at home?
Where's the weirdest place you've pumped?

GTKY: where do y'all live?

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  • I am doing okay with pumping. It seriously gets tiring. Especially at night! But I'm doing something wonderful for LO... I just have to remember that!
    I pump every 2 to 3 hrs. In the car, at home, at other people's homes, in the bathroom...
    I had to pump in a porta potty at the 4th of July festival. I know people waiting in line probably thought I was pooping forever in there.... But oh well.
    I live in northern/central California near Yosemite.
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  • image Ilovebeingamom:
    I hope everyone had a wonderful week!
    How's everyone doing with pumping?
    Do you pump in public or only at home?
    Where's the weirdest place you've pumped?

    GTKY: where do y'all live?

    Pumping is fine. I don't make much milk, only an ounce between the two every pump session. Just started taking Reglan is anyone else taking it to hopefully make more milk?

    I pump at home and anywhere else I happen to carry it. Have pumped at my dad's house, friends' houses, new mothers' group, doctor's office, etc.

    I'm from Chicago!

  • How's everyone doing with pumping?  Oh same ole, same ole!  I think I'm finally getting used to my life revolving around a pump.  Next dilemma is how to schedule my pumping when I start work next month!

    Do you pump in public or only at home?  Pumped in my car, in the truck, at our cabin, at my mother's house. 


    Where's the weirdest place you've pumped?  None yet - vehicles are the weirdest and not really that weird :) 

    GTKY: where do y'all live?  a super small town in Colorado!

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  • Pumping is going pretty good... I get about 3 ounces per pump session... Pumped at the fair the other day but surprisingly they had a nursing station! Live in Southern California 

  • Pumping is starting to wear on me to be honest.  I'm already considering pumping 6mo rather than the year that I wanted to do. The time it takes is so consuming and if I'm alone and DS is crying, I can't finish and my supply takes a hit.  I think I'll feel different when I go back to work and don't have to rush my pumps.

    Right now I just pump at home since we haven't gone out yet.  When I was with DD I pumped at work or at home and that was about it -- no weird places other than someone else's house if we were visiting family or friends.

    GTKY: Proud to live in Oklahoma! 

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    I'm doing ok with pumping.  I use the Medela pumping bra, and I've been leaking out the bottom of the flanges.  I think the bra doesn't fit tightly enough.  Otherwise, it's fine.

    I haven't had the opportunity to pump in public yet.  We went to the mall over the weekend and I brought a formula bottle for her.  DH fed her in the back of the car while I sat in the front dealing with anxiety over feeding her in public.  However, DH and I are planning a baby-free day trip to the city for our anniversary next month, so I'll have to bring my manual pump for that.

    The only place I've pumped, other than my house, is my parents house.  Funny story about that - I got myself set up in their extra bedroom/office.  As soon as I turned on the pump, their cat jumped out from behind the desk and ran under the bed - I guess the pump noise scared her!

    I'm a Jersey girl! 

  • How's everyone doing with pumping? It's still going well. I'm interested in seeing how it will go when I return to work in 3 weeks

    Do you pump in public or only at home? I've pumped in public. I was in the car (DH was driving) and have done it a few times. 

    Where's the weirdest place you've pumped? So far in the car. 

    GTKY: where do y'all live? Massachusetts


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  • So happy to see that other people were trying the exclusive pumping thing. I did it for 6 weeks, I just stopped actually. I applaud and encourage everyone to continue if you can. It's a challenge but since I could never get DD to latch right (after 2 weeks of trying like hell, she is a lazy latcher), I had to pump all the time. It's a lot of work for sure and since I'm going back to work mid-August, I just couldn't do it anymore. I feel guilty about it but keep saying "something is better than nothing, she had good stuff for 6 weeks and that should count for something." Keep up the good work ladies!

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  • I'm doing ok with pumping. It's still sinking in how hard this is compared to other options.  We're currently in the market for a freezer since we don't have room for food anymore.

    I mostly pump at home.  I don't feel comfortable whipping out my pump in front of people, and my pump isn't battery powered so I'm limited.

    I pumped in the car driving home from my husband's work, other than that just my living room.

     

    I live on the MA/RI border.

     

    I'm curious what kind of pumps other EPers are using. 

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  • image pammasu:
    I'm doing ok with pumping. It's still sinking in how hard this is compared to other options. nbsp;We're currently in the market for a freezer since we don't have room for food anymore.I mostly pump at home. nbsp;I don't feel comfortable whipping out my pump in front of people, and my pump isn't battery powered so I'm limited.I pumped in the car driving home from my husband's work, other than that just my living room.nbsp;I live on the MA/RI border.nbsp;I'm curious what kind of pumps other EPers are using.nbsp;


    I use a rented medela symphony.

  • How's everyone doing with pumping?  I'm getting tired of it but still going to stick with it for now. Made it a month so far, trying to make it 6 months!

    Do you pump in public or only at home? I'll pump in my car.


    Where's the weirdest place you've pumped? Just in my car, at home or at my parents house.

    GTKY: where do y'all live? Texas (Southeast)

    DS1 born 2/26/07 ~*~ DS2 born 10/18/10 ~*~ M/C 8/5/12 ~*~ DS3 born 6/21/13

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  • Pumping is still slow going. I'm still only getting 1oz3oz a session. LO is up to 3oz4oz a feeding, so I can't really keep up. And that makes it difficult to want to keep up with pumping.
    LO just turned 3 weeks, fwiw.


    And we live in Houston. I'm from Oklahoma City DH is from Spokane, WA.
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    image pammasu:
    I'm doing ok with pumping. It's still sinking in how hard this is compared to other options. nbsp;We're currently in the market for a freezer since we don't have room for food anymore.I mostly pump at home. nbsp;I don't feel comfortable whipping out my pump in front of people, and my pump isn't battery powered so I'm limited.I pumped in the car driving home from my husband's work, other than that just my living room.nbsp;I live on the MA/RI border.nbsp;I'm curious what kind of pumps other EPers are using.nbsp;
    I use a rented medela symphony.
    I use Evenflo Single Electric pump. 

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  • image jefk:

    I'm doing ok with pumping.  I use the Medela pumping bra, and I've been leaking out the bottom of the flanges.  I think the bra doesn't fit tightly enough.  Otherwise, it's fine.

    Do they leak even when you're sitting straight up or leaning forward?  

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  • image pammasu:

    I'm curious what kind of pumps other EPers are using. 

    Medela PISA - yay insurance! 

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  • jefkjefk
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    They leak unless I'm sitting straight up, which is hard to do at 2am in my comfy glider!!  Also, the bra gets stretched out really quickly and I end up washing it every couple days just to keep it tight.
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    image pammasu:

    I'm curious what kind of pumps other EPers are using. 

    Medela PISA (tote bag style), covered at 100% by insurance.  At the hospital I was given a bag of Medela accessories which included a little manual piston-style pump that screws into the back of the connector.  It works pretty well.


  • How's everyone doing with pumping? I am 15 weeks into pumping and I am getting really sick of it. I think it's because my supply has dropped so I don't feel it's really worth it. Every time I think of quitting I feel guilty and keep going.
    Do you pump in public or only at home? I pump wherever I need to. In the car, at work, at my house, at the park.
    Where's the weirdest place you've pumped? Probably the park.

    GTKY: where do y'all live? Utah

    I also have a Medela PISA.
  • How's everyone doing with pumping? Trying to get 8 a day, but only getting 6-7. Between taking care of 2 kids and pumping, there has been so many times where I have forgotten to eat or take a shower. Lol!

    Do you pump in public or only at home? So far just at home, but I will have to do it at work in several weeks.

    Where's the weirdest place you've pumped? In a public bathroom at my old job.

    GTKY: where do y'all live? Iowa

     

     

     

     

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  • image pammasu:

    I'm doing ok with pumping. It's still sinking in how hard this is compared to other options.  We're currently in the market for a freezer since we don't have room for food anymore.

    I'm curious what kind of pumps other EPers are using. 

    We just purchased a Haier 1.3 cubic foot compact freezer as we have limited space. Plus I had to convince DH to get this one (it lives in our kitchen) and we don't have the room for a full stand up freezer (our house was built in 1900).

    I'm using the Medela advanced personal double breast pump which I got through insurance.

    I also live in Mass but on the Mass/NH border.  



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  • Pumping is very time consuming and I hate the full feeling I get when I go too long between pumping sessions but I love that I'm able to at least provide half my baby's food. I only average 2 oz per session so I supplement with formula at night and early morning. I haven't pumped in a car yet I just can't imagine dealing with all that. The hands free bra was my best purchase!
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