I am pumping exclusivly... and a working mum. Anyone else feeling they are ruled by the pump? I have to pump every 3 hours, for 15 min. (as I was advised by my lac consultant) I am hardly ever in time... I can't really leave in the middle of a meeting, or while I am driving, and sometimes I sleep through the night (and so does my baby), and by 5 am I feel like I have 2 big rocks strapped to me. How does that work if the baby sleeps through the night with BF mothers?
My hubby and my mum laugh because anytime I have to do anything "change dipes, laundry, eat, work, sleep. watch a movie, cook dinner) I say "wait, I have to pump first." And I have so much milk stored frozen I had to take some over to my brother's house to store, and I always have at least 8 bottles ready for him in the fridge.
I didn't mind at first... pumping and feeding since he wouldn't hold a latch after 6 weeks of trying... but man.... it's getting to me. At work I feel like a slacker some times.... while everyone is busy and we have deadlines.... I have to stop working for 20 minutes... and I am NEVER on time... sometimes it's 4 and a half hours or so before I get a chance.
I am so paranoid about my milk supply because I want to feed him breast milk for as long as it's best for him. But man..... I'd like to go to dinner and a movie somday without getting full and achy!