Most PWS kiddos can't suckle, so I get to become very good friends with my Medela pump. Here are some random observations regarding pumping:
1. People love to gawk at me when I pump in the ladies room. Perhaps it's the adult sized flower bib I wear or the humming sound of the pump. Either way it's impolite to stare.
2. I have spent more time hiding in the corner of a ladies room and it's flat out nasty. You wouldn't believe how many people don't wash their hands. Come on people - really? WASH YOUR HANDS. You are the ones that give my kid RSV.
3. My wardrobe is now centered on accessibility. Who am I kidding, it's also based on my new "motherly" figure, but still need to get to the girls with ease.
I'm 5 months into pumping and I'm keeping the faith. My initial goal was to make it 6 months, but think I'm finally finding my stride. Can i go for another 6 months? At this point I'm taking it one month at a time. Or should I say, one stare at a time.