8 Things I Wish I had Known About Exclusive Pumping Before I got Started

I was so unprepared to start our exclusive pumping journey. It wasn’t a decision which I had made prior to Molly being born, it was a decision which I made because Molly struggled to latch, so I made it very spur of the moment. Because of this, I was totally ill-equipped for the first few days of our journey, and had to conduct a lot of research in order to get started properly. I did find that the information online was pretty limited, and there are definitely some things which I wish I had known about exclusive pumping before I got started, so I’ve put these together in a list which you might find helpful if you are considering exclusive pumping.

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7 things I Wish I had Known as a New Mum

From the moment you find out that you’re expecting you spend 9 months trying to prepare yourself for your little bundle of joy. You spend hours researching and reading, to ensure you are going to give your baby the best start and that you feel ready for them to enter the world. But the truth is, nothing can really prepare you for being a new mum and no amount of reading is going to make being a new parent any less scary but there are a few things I wish I had known as a new mum.

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The Early Days of Life with Two Under Two!

I always knew that having two children in under 24 months was going to be a challenge, and throughout my pregnancy with Molly people were not shy in telling me. “You’re going to have your hands full”, “Wow, 2 under two” and “I hope you’re ready to be run ragged” were all phrases which I heard on an almost daily basis over those 9 months. And I remember thinking, ‘Yes, Thank you. I’m sure we will cope. How hard can it really be? People do it all the time!..

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Top Essentials for an Exclusively Pumping Mum

So we all know that exclusive pumping is HARD, I’ve spoken about it now on numerous occasions and it’s never going to change. However, there is plenty of equipment out there to make your pumping journey easier. I only wish I’d known about it sooner! I say sooner, I’ve only been doing this thing for 6 weeks, but those 6 weeks haven’t exactly been plain sailing! In all of the research which I’ve been conducting over those weeks (and believe me there’s been many hours) I’ve found plenty of items which can help and so I’ve put together a list of equipment which I think will make your journey a whole lot simpler and easier. Okay, here goes..

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