Pumping is one of the toughest parts about being a breastfeeding and working mom. Cleaning your parts, remembering your parts, the actual act of pumping — it's all a total pain on top of your million other responsibilities. But there are a few things to do every morning to make pumping at work go smoothly and, I promise, they aren't too difficult to fit in your routine.
I know what you're thinking: mornings are already chaotic. Although there's a lot of work you can do the night before, like making sure your pump parts are cleaned and put back in your bag, the morning is when you put everything in order for the day. So get your coffee maker programmed, put your coffee cup next to it, and then make sure your pumping bag isn't far away. By implementing these seven things into your morning routine, you can make sure that your day of working and pumping won't be quite as stressful as usual. No more panicking because you have to pump and your boss scheduled a conference call. No more worrying if you miss a pumping session during the day because you don't know how much milk you have at home and no more running around like a crazy person, leaving behind bottles that are imperative to your day. Change up your morning routine with these tips to make pumping at work go smoothly.