As if pumping isn’t a strange enough concept, the endless hours that we spend doing it can turn into a strange, surreal time. I mean, in what other circumstances do we need to be semi-undressed, hooked up to machinery, expelling bodily fluids? Wait, don’t answer that. If you're someone who doesn't know what it's like to use a breast pump, I don't to make you think about it too much. Enjoy these moments of bliss while you still can.
I wish there were more options for multi-tasking while pumping, but alas, I feel like I could barely spare a hand to play on my phone during the process. I was literally hands-on while the hypnotic, robotic rhythm of the pump motor either lulled me into a stupor, or forced me to distract myself however I could. Idea: Someone please find a way that moms can catch up on sleep while pumping. A significant population of the world would love you forever.
While my little is older now and I’m hardly ever pumping anymore, I can still vividly remember the effort it takes to not get frustrated when pumping was a regular part of my day. Here’s the scoop on how women who pump are spending their time: