Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pump it up

There's a secret underground competition among breastfeeding moms for number of ounces they can pump at one time.  I was pumping 3-4 times a day when I went back to work and was getting 10-12 ounces each time, which was on the high end.  I constantly compared with coworkers, other moms and read online to find out what was normal (one coworker was consistently scoring 15 ounces...the cow!).

Now that I'm no longer pumping I feel relief from the pressure.  That is, until last week when I went to Denver for an overnight trip and had to pump a few times.  I was able to get over 10 ounces each time. I was elated and had so much pride. But really, it had nothing to do with anything I had control over. But I'll take full credit for it.  Considering how little I work out these days pumping 10 ounces was like completing a half-marathon for my pride. I've still got it!

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