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Pump and NOT give up!

Well today I only pumped 6 ounces during my lunch pump… I usually get 7-9. I am not going to freak out about it. I was a little shocked though to see that number. I have come to realize that making it to almost 7 months is something to be grateful for. 



Pumping is not for everyone…. some moms who pump hate it and want to give up. I am not that mom. I actually like  to pump for AInsley. Here is why..


  1. I am providing Ainsley with the BEST nutrition possible for her growing body 🙂
  2. I get to burn at least 600 calories every time I pump.
  3. it’s free
  4. I was created to 
  5. I found out bm is a natural healer! I poured it all over her head and her cradle cap WENT COMPLETELY AWAY! I also put it on a scratch she had and it is going away!
  6. I don’t mind doing it…. I LIKE to… 




with that being said I know that whenever it is my time to stop It is meant to be! 


 Here are Some helpful pumping tips-


    1. I take fenugreek ( only started taking it at 4months ) with Ainsley. I take 9 pills/day. With Oakland I took 9 pills EVERYDAY for 11 months!!!!!
    2. I use thera pearl pads and lay them on top and around the breast shileds.
    3. I always pump in the morning and at night. I only pump 3x a day now and I am certain that is why my supply has diminished big time.
    4. don’t stress about your supply!
    5. drink a ton of water…. at least half of your body weight. I drink at least 80 ounces of water a day!
    6. I also drink 1 cup ( sometimes 2 🙁 ) of coffee a day and noticed that hasnt made my supply lower.





This pumping journey can be long or short. Regardless of it’s length don’t let it define you as a mother. So often I look at the numbers and think OH my goodness I only produced 6 ounces……………. what am I going to do? I do know that this is out of my hands! We can try and make problems better and try to fix them. We do things to increase our supply but ultimately it is out of our control. I have come to terms with that. I praise my God for this precious life he has given me and on a day like today where I barely make enough for a bottle I rejoice in the fact that I have gotten this far and produced this much for my miracle and rainbow baby. 




friends don’t give up, try not to compare ( daily struggle for me), persevere, LOVE always, sacrifice for your child, pumping IS NOT EASY….. but think about THE AMAZING MIRACLE YOU ARE PUMPING FOR. 




this was a little difficult to write because I strive for perfection with pumping. I look at the numbers, I compare with other moms, I want to make it to 1 year of pumping. None of that matters because I am NOT perfect. I will never be the perfect mom, perfect friend, perfect wife, perfect daughter, perfect pumper…. that is just NOT possible. I will try my best, but I will fail. 




It’s going to be alright. There is going to be another day to try my best. I know I am deeply loved, and I deeply love the child i am pumping for.




Do your best and if your best was pumping for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, or 1 year that is amazing. I commend you for trying your best! 




Know that you are LOVED, know that you are beautiful and to NEVER GIVE UP.




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