Category: Exclusive Pumping

Why I Will Never Regret Exclusively Pumping

When I sat down six months ago and decided that I was going to try exclusively pumping for Molly, I never would have thought I would get this far. Those early days, when I was in a sleep deprived, hormonal state were some of the darkest days of my parenting journey so far. I really struggled. And I still am struggling, even this far into my journey. Because exclusive pumping has taken everything which I have; physically, mentally, emotionally..

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Our Exclusive Pumping Journey | Three Month Update

So it’s been two months since our last update (you can read that here if you’re interested) and I am excited to tell you all that we are still going strong on the exclusive pumping front – yay! Life has got easier in the last two months, as we have started adjusting to having a newborn and a toddler, and I now feel more emotionally stable to some degree. It’s still tough, but it’s getting easier and I feel a lot more relaxed about the whole situation these days.

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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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Top Essentials for an Exclusively Pumping Mum | 8 Tips and Tricks |

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 8 Top essentials for an exclusively pumping Mum which I think will make your journey a whole lot simpler and easier. Okay, here goes..

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Our Exclusive Pumping Journey | One Month Update

Those of you who are following us on our social media channels will know that we have been exclusively pumping. This is a decision which we made in the best interests of my health, our daughter and our family. I’m not saying this was an easy decision, in fact it was an incredibly tough decision to make and I did not realise the impact that this decision would have, but if someone confronted me with the same decision again then it would have the same outcome. Every time. I would be exclusive pumping.

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