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March 18, 2010

Breast Pumps Are Like Cars

In previous blogs, I have discussed how much I love my breast pump. And it's true- having a pump has made my life much, much easier. I've been able to go out with my husband and (gasp) by myself without the babe and not worry about making it home before Nathaniel becomes hungry. It also means that we don't have to spend an arm and a leg on formula... because if the dairy farm is unavailable, there is always a stash in the freezer.

Yet despite my immense fondness for my breast pump, I have come to one very important conclusion: breast pumps are like cars. Because you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION to what you are doing.

As I sat here typing code into the blog and making some changes, I was pumping. AND NOT WATCHING WHAT I WAS DOING. BIG MISTAKE, MAMA.

And now I have a giant wet spot on my nice, clean jeans because I completely filled the container and it overflowed all over my leg. Apparently, I need a license to operate my breast pump.


  1. I have yet to figure out how to pump without holding the bottles. This blog makes me wonder.

  2. The pump I have is a single, manual pump. I have gotten to the point where I can do it one-handed! ;)

  3. Yeah, I've done that too. Though its not because my attention in diverted its because for some reason my milk likes to get under the nipple sheild part and then leak on to me occasionally. I've already decided to bring a couple of recieving blakets with me when i go back to work and use them to help prevent work messes from happening when i pump. I have the Medela pump in style advanced so really not different from yours.

  4. Good call on the receiving blankets!