Sunday, August 13, 2006

Welcome to the Wacky World of Exclusively Pumping

Why do people exclusively pump?

Because we feel breastmilk is best even in a bottle. Women exclusively pump for various reasons including premature babies, babies in NICU, cleft palate, uncomfortable breast-feeding in public, tongue tied, or inverted/flat nipples. The list could go on forever. However, most of us that end up exclusively pumping would much prefer to directly breastfeed if that worked. Pumping is a ton of work. It is like combining breast and bottle feeding together. You will spend hours hooked up to a machine and others cleaning bottles and pump parts.

You will likely still get some of the joys of breast-feeding like plugged ducts, cracked nipples, engorgement, and even possibly mastitis. When you tell friends, family, other moms or even your own doctor they will probably look at you like you are crazy. Just to let you know you are not alone and no matter why you chose this you should be very proud of yourself. Some of us kept trying to get our babies back to our breast; some were successful and some not, others have chosen not to go there again as issues with breast-feeding couldn't be resolved or we chose to just let it go. Some of us have made it a week, others months and some miracle moms a year.

How do you answer, "Do you breastfeed?"

This can be an awkward thing for many exclusive pumpers. Often you feel you don't fit in with either breast-feeding or formula-feeding moms. Some people say yes, some no, sometimes you go into lengthy details on what you do and why. Remember this, it is no one's business unless you want it to be. You can explain your situation and people will just think you are crazy and may never understand why you just can't breastfeed or why, if it was so hard, you just don't formula feed.

Everyday you pump is a success. If you exclusively pump a day, a week, a month, 6 months or one year or more every drop of breastmilk your baby gets is a gift. So many moms give up on breast-feeding. We want people to know there is another option. We understand how hard it is so if you chose to supplement with formula or had enough of this crazy pump thing you also have our full support.

Congratulations on your new baby!

45 comments:

煩惱 said...

辣妹鋼管援交友留言桃園live影音777成人網網路美女成人視訊自拍貼圖玩美女人貼圖區成人論壇成人遊戲美女成人微風成人視訊聊天室正妹牆人之初貼圖區色情片哈雷聊天室18sxe成人影城

健康保寶 said...

cool blog,期待更新........................................

請客 said...

If you can not be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.............................................

she said...

露點爆乳潮吹裸體裸照裸女愛愛無碼尋夢視訊聊天a漫a片a圖一夜情一葉情人妻激情情色寫真美女自拍辣妹自拍正妹自拍美女走光辣妹走光正妹走光脫衣秀脫衣走光色情自慰自拍成人全裸打炮打手槍打飛機

國男皓云 said...

你可以從外表的美來評論一朵花或一隻蝴蝶,但你不能這樣來評論一個人........................................

林淑凡 said...

失意人前,勿談得意事;得意人前,勿談失意事。........................................

PokCalaway0710 said...

路過--你好嗎..很棒的BLOG.........................................

Myrle14778 said...

與其爭取不可能得到的東西,不如善自珍惜運用自己所擁有的........................................

jon0301astabron said...

我們唯一需要恐懼的事,是恐懼本身........................................

林韻如 said...

A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody.

登山 said...

欣賞是一種美德~回應是最大的支持^^.............................................

怡君 said...

喜歡你的部落格,留言請您繼續加油........................................

倫向霖妍 said...

the food is delicious!............................................................

韋佳順雯 said...

Well done!............................................................

陳湖 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。.................................................................

文群文群 said...

良言一句三冬暖,惡語傷人六月寒。.................................................................

佩怡佩怡佩怡 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

JasonBirk佳琪 said...

實在是太完美了!非常感谢!给心心!(〃ω〃)..................................................................

吳婷婷 said...

唯有穿鞋的人,才知道鞋的哪一處擠腳............................................................

雲亨雲亨雲亨 said...

Poverty is stranger to industry.............................................................

anthonyjensen張anthonyjensen欣虹 said...

人要學習健忘,把所有不如意忘掉,才會快樂。..................................................

楊儀卉 said...

No garden without its weeds.............................................................

佳皓佳皓 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough. ............................................................

吳庭 said...

享受你自己的生活,不要與他人相比。......................................................

柯綠來 said...

生命就像騎單車一樣,除非你停止踩踏板,否則不會掉下去。.......................................................

吳承虹 said...

人生匆匆-把握當下,支持鼓勵~事事如意~............................................................

柳周樂凡易志 said...

厚 !!!等了好久的更新~~一定要支持的啦(ΘωΘ)......................................................

家文婷谷 said...

haha~ funny! thank you for your share~............................................................

沈許玉佳貞儀 said...

Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.................................................

胤志文志文志文富 said...

期待新的內容 感謝你..................................................................

峻胡邦慧v帆 said...

你怎麼能經過一片海,而忘記它的藍?......................................................................

洪涛 said...

活是一種鍛鍊靈魂的東西..................................................................

jonny said...

http://www.draincompany.co.uk/Service_And_Maintenance.html

http://www.draincompany.co.uk/Welcome.html

http://www.draincompany.co.uk/Treatment_Plants.html

http://www.draincompany.co.uk/Septic_Tanks.html

http://www.draincompany.co.uk/Pumping_Stations.html

http://www.draincompany.co.uk/Coverage_Area.html

steffydee said...

I really did think I was alone in my journey. Like I was the only mom hooked up to a pump 8 times a day. Nice blog... thanks for the support.

Sister A said...

One of the hard things about exclusively pumping is watching your milk supply drop. Mine got down to 1/2 ounce per pumping, both breasts combined. MY LC said that a lot of exclusively pumping moms have to use herbs to keep their milk supply going. I personally use Breastea. My milk supply went from 1/2 ounce per pumping to over 5 ounces.

jenny said...

I only been breast pumping Two weeks and I wanna stop because then my baby crys n likes to be carried I dnt get rest o have help will this be bad if I freeze my breasts

Emmi Lawrence said...

Is this site still active? I'm exclusively pumping for my son who just turned 5 months and am looking for some support and a place to ask questions.

Laura LaPoint said...

hi, what is breastea? where do you buy it? my milk supply is dipping super low after just 11 days and i want to keep it going as long as possible.

Martha said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Amanda G said...

Thanks for sharing your stories! I wrote up some information about exclusively pumping for a newborn here. Hope it helps anyone out there!
http://exclusivepumping.com/exclusive-pumping-for-a-newborn/

Martha said...

Exclusive pumpers are awesome! Thanks for all the info.

groceries2go said...

your blog is excellent....I really liked your blog, appreciate the great information . best baby feeding bottles

Courtney Hanak said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Courtney Hanak said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Courtney Hanak said...

Ugh I kept deleting my other comments by mistake!
Great little article on pumping. For anyone who is interested in pumping or needs a new pump this site help me out a ton!!
http://onestopbreastpumpshop.com/
definitely worth a look for anyone in the market to buy a pump!