Archive for tag 'pumping'

Post-bottle snuggles with Daddy

Tips for Exclusive Pumping

I laugh about this now, but when I was pregnant with Little Lion I didn’t think I would need a breast pump. “Get the double electric one! You will be glad you have it.” Mr. Lion assured me. But I was convinced that, since I was going to be staying home, a single manual pump [...]


My Breastfeeding Experience: Exclusively Pumping

How you feed your baby is one of the most talked about, most challenging and most guilt-laden topics of new parenthood. Framed often as a choice, “breast vs bottle,” “mother’s milk vs formula,” it seems many of us find it to be far more complicated. My baby feeding status: full time pumper. When your baby [...]

Our first shipment

Shipping Breast Milk – Our Process

We are so incredibly fortunate that our surrogate offered to continue pumping for Baby Sea Otter. In most surrogate contracts, the surrogate chooses whether or not they’d like to pump for the intended parents, and there is usually a fee associated with it. The fee varies, though in most situations I’ve encountered it’s about $1 [...]


Wohm Pumping Essentials

As a WOHM, these are my pumping essentials!

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Pumping procedures and pitfalls

Pumping is difficult to fit in at work where I need to be on duty 100% of the time. But at any other store during the weekends I wouldn’t have any pharmacist overlap for breaks or lunches, so I’m very lucky to be where I am. I’ve learned a few little tips and techniques for [...]

Back at work: Day 2 and 3

I went back to work two weekends ago and had a bumpy start on Sunday, and was back at it again the following Saturday. This time I threw some beef and veggies in the crock pot the night before so I would have a heartier dinner to look forward to than a simple bagel. I [...]


What Baby Gear Can You Buy Used? (And Breast Pumps are Covered by Insurance!)

Before I knew I was pregnant, I read the book 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. After reading this book, I set out a goal for myself to not buy anything but gas and groceries for a year. With this in mind, when I found out I was pregnant, I developed some anxiety about any non-practical [...]

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