Re: Give up on BF?
I love this! So often you hear people say "Oh, formula is so convenient!" and I am all , because how is it convenient to stand in your cold kitchen at 2 in the morning, listening to your baby scream while you're mixing and warming a bottle of formula? At night, I could just roll over and nurse, without even waking all the way up. Now THAT is what I call convenient!
Originally Posted by @llli*breezy1024
It sounds like you have just barely enough time to pump during the workday. A good pump session should last about 15-20 minutes, not including the set-up of pump parts. If there's a way for you to have your pump set up before you get to it, that would be ideal- the more time you spend pumping, and the less time you spend getting ready to pump, the more milk you'll end up with. Is there any chance of extending your break to 20 minutes? Some things that might help you pump are a cooler for stored milk- that way you can just pop the bottles into the cooler and get it to the fridge when you have a moment, and also a large ziploc bag. You don't need to wash your pump parts every time you pump- every other time is enough. So if you pop the parts into a big ziploc and then into the cooler, you can re-use everything in an instant.
It's wonderful that you'll be able to pump during the workday! What a terrific advantage!
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