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When You Can’t Pump at Work

I posted a few months ago about building up a freezer stash of milk for when I headed back to work full time. I knew that I wanted to breastfeed Baby Oats until he was a year old; I’d nursed Little Oats until she was 16 months, so I didn’t see a problem with this […]

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Have Children, Will Travel: Pumping While Traveling for Work

While most of my posts involving travel will be about traveling with children, this post is actually about traveling without kids. Just as having kids didn’t deter us from traveling with children, I wasn’t completely ready to let my business travel go (although I did find a new job where I travel significantly less than […]

Goodbye, breast pump!

Weaning from the pump

Due to initial medical complications, I exclusively pumped breastmilk for my baby girls. This past week, I made the difficult decision to wean at 12 weeks. While I understand and acknowledge the medical recommendation to continue feeding breastmilk to the one-year mark, several factors factored into my decision to stop pumping. Many things about the […]

Building a Freezer Stash

Here in Canada, we are extremely fortunate to receive a year of maternity leave. For me, that meant that breastfeeding Little Oats until her first birthday wasn’t something I thought twice about; I had a year at home with her, we had a great breastfeeding relationship, and since she hated purees (and most solid food) […]

My Love Hate Relationship With Breastfeeding

I have a goal in mind to breastfeed Little Bug until at he is at least 1 year old, or however long after that he wants. But I have to be honest — I kind of hate breastfeeding. I don’t hate the great things it is doing for him, but I hate a lot of […]

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The First Year: 12 Months of Pumping, In Review

Over the past six months or so, I have often had friends, family and coworkers ask me, with incredulity, some variation of “so…how long are you going to keep doing that?!” in reference to my pumping of breastmilk for my son. I usually respond with something “oh, I don’t know – until I have to stop […]

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Spectra S2 Breastpump Review

There’s a new player in the breast pump field! Meet the Spectra line of pumps. It’s not an Ameda and it’s not a Medela, but it’s still an awesome pump that can totally run with these big names. Above: The Spectra S2 breast pump. When the Trikester was born, I picked an Ameda double electric, […]

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