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Not All Bottle Feeding Is Created Equal

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One of the main inspirations I had for creating this blog was seeing a lot of exclusively pumping (EP) moms being treated like formula feeding (FF) moms. This is not at all a formula-bashing post. There is absolutely nothing wrong with using formula, whether it’s exclusive or just to supplement. The two methods are, however, very different. As a member of several Facebook mom groups, including breastfeeding groups, I saw a lot of EP moms asking questions, and most of the answers (except in the EP group) seemed more more applicable to FF than to EP.

For example, I saw moms being told to dump their unfinished bottles after a couple hours. That breast milk is a precious commodity! We work hard for it, and it is a legitimate crime to waste even a single drop of liquid gold! Read more

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Vocabulary Lesson

Let’s start with the basics. Becoming a mom in social media means entering a whole new world of terms, acronyms, and abbreviations. Below is a list of common terms I’ve come across in the mom and pumping world. I’ll update this as I discover new ones. Please feel free to leave a comment with any terms you don’t see here.

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A Quick Note

I have been back to work for just over a month now. I will go into much more detail about that later, but I wanted to share this quick little post right now.

After a very long, busy week, I dropped my daughter off this morning feeling like I had barely spend two minutes with her. So tonight I postponed my 6:30pm pump and dinner (which will be leftover frozen pizza because it’s quick and I forgot to take the meat out to thaw) to spend an extra thirty minutes snuggling my sweet baby girl while she napped. Read more

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Welcome

As a new mom, I am constantly trading questions, advice, and experiences with other moms. I created this blog to store my thoughts about motherhood, especially my pumping journey.

I am no June Cleaver – let’s just establish that right away. My house is a mess, I have no idea what I’m doing most of the time. Yesterday, I found out I’ve been using my pump wrong for the entire 3 months I’ve been pumping. So if you’re looking for a blog that is going to help you get your life together, keep looking. And when you find it, come back and share it with me!

Being a mom is exhausting, frustrating, exciting, and completely amazing. I’m excited to share the good, bad, tips and tricks, and everything in between. Connecting with other moms has been the best tool that’s helped get me through this adventure so far, and I hope this blog can be that tool for others. Read more