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01/10

2013

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Today Is the Day I Can Stop Pumping

by RealMomofNJ on January 10, 2013 in Breastfeeding, Mom Stuff, Pumping

I made it. I have officially met all of my breastfeeding-related goals. I nursed my boy-o to one year, and I pumped at work to one year. Today is the day I have been waiting for: the day AFTER N turned one. The day I can wean him and quit pumping because cow’s milk can theoretically replace the RMONJ…

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11/27

2012

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Shallow Motivators Needed to Reach Baby-Related Goal

I’m about a month and a half away from reaching my goal of pumping for a year for N. There are some days when I think, “Wow! Only 1 more month! That’s nothing!” and there are days when I think, “Ugh. A month?? That feels like a million years away.” Today I’m thinking the latter. I’m not thinking about…

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09/14

2012

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Freeze Your Milk Flat

by RealMomofNJ on September 14, 2012 in Breastfeeding, Pumping, Tips

Did you see the video on my Facebook page the other day about the mom who donated 6000 oz of breast milk to a sick toddler? I was awe-struck when the freezer was opened to reveal all of the milk. I couldn’t fathom how the generous mom had accumulated so much milk, nor could I fathom how she…

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09/06

2012

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Signing Up for the Mother’s Room!

by RealMomofNJ on September 06, 2012 in Breastfeeding, Pumping

I frequent the Mother’s Room at work to pump 2-3 times a day. So do 4 other moms, much to my delight (yay other moms for pumping!) and dismay (OMG I’m not the only mom who pumps at work?). We were having some scheduling conflicts, particularly around lunchtime, and several times I had to pump in my car because…

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08/15

2012

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Pumping at Work Is a Bigger Commitment Than My Marriage

by RealMomofNJ on August 15, 2012 in Breastfeeding, Mom Stuff, Pumping

I survived my first day back to work! Hell, I survived my second and third days, too! Everything is great. Everything except for pumping at work, which is a solid medium.

I’m not going to lie. It’s a bitch. It is completely inconvenient. It’s a ton of setting up then cleaning up, coordination, and time management. It’s like marriage, only…

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08/06

2012

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Back-to-Work Series: Gearing Myself Up to Pump at Work

by RealMomofNJ on August 06, 2012 in Breastfeeding, Pumping, Work

While I’m jazzed to rejoin the workforce, I am not jazzed to have to pump at work. It’s a drag. Even if you have a work environment completely conducive to pumping and awesome co-workers who are supportive, it’s a drag. But, I’m getting ready and cheering myself on.

Here’s what I’ll need to bring*:

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