be less stressed about it in general plus you’ll know exactly how much
time you’ll need during your “breaks”.
3. Gather supplies. Have plenty of storage bottles, an ice pack and cooler to keep your milk from spoiling during the workday.
4. Figure out how you are going to clean your pump. I used Medela Breastpump Wipes to clean my pump accessories. They come in a 24 pack that can be thrown in your bag. Just give everything a quick wipe down, stuff accessories back in your bag wrapped in a burp cloth and they’ll be dry before your next pump session.
5. Plan ahead. Check your calendar each day and make sure you have enough time built in to pump. Nothing like running into a meeting late because you HAD to pump. Try explaining that one to a group of all males.
6. Study up! The storage guidelines for refrigerating and freezing breast milk can be confusing. Avoid dumping that precious milk by familiarizing yourself with how to store your supply.
Have more questions about pumping? I pumped exclusively and lived to tell about it. Check out my Pump…Pump it UP blog.
Did you pump at work? How long did you keep it up and what tips do you have for new working Mommas?