Hi! My baby girl is 6 months old, usually exclusively breast fed every 2 1/2 to 3 hrs during the day and maybe 2x at night (usually 11 pm and 4 am). She's 16#11oz, good wet diapers, good BM every other day. I am a mostly SAHM but work a few days a month as a nurse in the ER. I am also finishing my bachelor's degree online and will be done this May. (hurray!) Everything has been going GREAT with BF, she loves it, I love it, my fam is very supportive!
My frustration lately has been that when I have needed to be away from her, say if I am taking a study break for 3-4 hrs at a coffee shop or whatever and have a sitter, I am having to pump in the car to keep up enough milk for the freezer stash.
So my ? is - has anyone dealt with this - and how? Pumping at work is so easy, I can usually pump at least 2x during an 8 hr shift, and everyone is very understanding and supportive. Pumping in the CAR out in public is a totally different story. It is very awkward, very frustrating, I have a hard time relaxing... I have not been going to big public places like the mall (because I am trying to get studying done!) where I could pump in a dressing room or something and have more privacy/spread out. Last time I threw a hissy fit in the backseat of my car. I have a great Medela double pump that works like a charm...the problem is definitely USER error, not pump deficiency!