Breastfeeding is great! Pumping your boobs at work, though? It’s terrible and awkward. Here’s a funny video about it:
I’m still breastfeeding. I don’t know when I’ll ween or cut down or whatever – strangely I’m playing it by ear. I’m writing, “strangely,” because usually I’m Type-A and have a game plan; but for some reason, I’m pretty relaxed about the whole boob-feeding business. It works for my daughter and me – she came out of the womb miraculously knowing exactly what to do. I was lucky and it works for us but to each Mama and daughter – do what works for you.
My only issue with breastfeeding? Breast pumps. They’re the worst. Even when they’re not totally the worst – they’re kind of the worst. They are loud, you have to do it more privately than breastfeeding because you can see EVERYTHING and, did I mention they’re frickn’ loud?! It’s like the same guys who compose the music in your child’s Octopus toy wrote the loud woosh woosh of the pump. Sidenote: Every time I hear my kid’s electronic toys I feel, for a moment, like I’m in a horror movie.
Back to pumping – it’s not very fun at work. People act like you’re doing the weirdest thing ever (when it’s kind of the most natural thing ever); it takes a long time; and it’s so ridiculously loud.