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Medela Freestyle vs. Pump in Style

When I was pregnant with Miss H, I didn't do a whole lot of research into pumps. I had heard the Medela brand enough to determine that I'd probably buy a Medela. And when I started looking at the different models, I mostly focused on price. They were all fairly expensive but the price difference [...]

Not pumped about not pumping

I'm HERE! 8+ months post partum and I'm saying goodbye to my pumping days. In the beginning, thought I was only going to last 1 month... then 3 months... then 6 months. Finally at around 7 months, I decided it wouldn't be the worst thing to naturally dry up. Now at 8 months, I've decided [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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