Re: 3 mths...back at work...super stressed!
When I returned to work I went through two double electric pumps, both expensive, before I caved and rented a hospital grade pump. It did the trick - hugely improved my output. I've now been back at work 5 months and I still rent it. In 2 pump sessions I usually can get 12 - 13oz which isn't huge but way better than where I started. if I need a 3rd session ill get another 3oz or so. Last one of the day is usually the lowest but not always.
Originally Posted by @llli*mistletoe-jess
In the early days of work I was more tense about pumping, which didn't help the cause. I didn't have the timing down and the length of time it was taking got me anxious about getting to meetings on time etc. my two tips; 1. hydrate hydrate hydrate 2. Until you've got a groove down try not to work or do personal tasks while pumping. I keep a library of photos and videos on my phone and I'd flip through them as I pumped. Made me smile and seemed to motivate the boobs.
With the trusty hospital grade pump and now that I'm an old pro I can pretty much do any task, including a conf call.
1st time mom over 40 to Alex(andra) b: 7/14/12