Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Life as an Exclusively Pumping Mom

Today I am honored to be featured on the blog of a good friend of mine (in real life!). The Birth Bug is a blog devoted to birth enthusiasts. Written by a certified doula, The Birth Bug covers a wide variety of topics, from homebirth to breastfeeding to babywearing, and everything in between.

My guest post is all about life as an exclusively pumping mom. I share a bit of my story, how pumping was not my choice, but a default under difficult circumstances.


Here's a clip:

"Maybe some women choose exclusive pumping as a means of feeding their baby.

For the most part, however, it seems that exclusive pumping is a fall back plan.

At least it was in my case.

My first choice has always been breastfeeding. I knew that it was good for both baby and me. My mom did it, my friends did it, why wouldn’t I do it?

Because my daughter came at only 27 weeks gestation, weighing just under two pounds. Oral feeds were not an option, and wouldn’t be for weeks. Breast milk was no longer an issue of preference, but of life and death."


Click on over here to read the rest!

And if pregnancy, natural birth, and other crunchy mom things appeal to you, be sure to check out this blog! Because it is wonderful, and I must take the liberty of telling you so :).

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