I, for one, had a love/hate relationship with breastfeeding. I found it difficult and somewhat cumbersome and often times, exhausting, but it was also wonderful to bond with my son and spend time with him (and only him) whenever he was hungry. You know what I absolutely without a shadow of a doubt didn't like, though? Pumping. You guys, pumping is the worst and it is such a pain in the ass and I just could not even remotely enjoy it. Thankfully, twitter is a thing so while I sat pumping, stewing in my breast pumping anger, I read funny tweets that all too accurately described breast pumping. Twitter, you're the best.
I honestly can't believe that science has developed a way to help men with their erections, but has yet to come up with an adequate and sufficient way to express breast milk. Um, what gives Bill Nye?! Alas, if you're a working mother who chooses and was successful at breastfeeding (or really any mother that wants to keep her supply up) pumping is a necessity. To keep milk production steady and decrease the horrible pain that comes with being engorged, you'll have to take time out of your life (time you won't get back, mind you) attach yourself to a complicated mechanism and sit still while important fluids are pumped out of you. You might have to pump in awkward situations, locations or around awkward people. You might have to store your pumped breast milk right next to someone's lunch, which is fitting but (to some, anyway) kind of awkward.
If you're not a mother who spent a significant amount of time pumping, the whole pumping process can be difficult to understand, and if you're a mother who did, it might be difficult to describe pumping to others. And, if you're a mother attached to a pump right this very second, you're probably in need of some well-deserved comedy and a little bit of a distraction. Here are 14 of the absolute funniest tweets about breast pumping, to get you through or explain the situation to those who just (lucky for them) don't know.