It’s been a crazy series of weeks for The Popcorns. In addition to working full time, I organized an exhibition while Mr. Popcorn has been working around the clock. He recently received a promotion so at least his work is paying off, but our schedules have left us feeling pretty pooped.
Balancing all of these moving parts has been especially trying for me as Baby Popcorn is an EBF baby. In the middle of organizing the exhibition, I noticed that my supply had really taken a hit. This was due to a couple of reasons:
- I wasn’t pumping nearly as much as I had in the past. Part of this was because I wasn’t getting up to pump as much as I should while at work, and the other part was due to the fact that I was running around the city from meeting to meeting with my big ole pump and nowhere to pump in dignity.
- I was feeling very anxious about not being able to provide enough milk. At her last check up Baby Popcorn fell in the 19% weight class for her age, which prompted more panic.
Here is some advice that I received from a colleague who had been a nursing mom to two kids while running an organization: