Best for Babes & By Moms For Moms Came To My Rescue & Saved My Boobies
You all know this is my first timebeing away from Baby E for any length of time and this is an extendedtime of 3 nights and 4 days. As you guys know I am breastfeedingBaby E and have been for the past 17 months so not only did was ianticipating this trip to cause a bit of separation anxiety – butalso my breasts would have some separation anxiety as well.
Since I didn’t bring Baby E with me toNew York City or BlogHer and made the 13 hour ride down here I had mybags packed and had full intentions of bringing my electric breastpump with me – it was going to be necessary.
I woke up here in NYC on Friday morningand since I hadn’t pumped or breastfed all day so when I woke upearly Friday morning I opened my suitcase and FREAKED OUT. I hadforgotten to pack my breast pump. I was already engorged and SORE andit was only the start of the second day – I had 2 more days to getthrough.
I tweeted this out and you guys wereamazing with some suggestions on how I could cope. I did a bit ofhand expressing which helped relieve some pain, but i also worriedabout my supply since i would be away so long. I am sure if you readthe tweets you could sense my anxiety and PAIN!
I am not sure if i can thank themenough. If my breasts could hug them they would – RELIEF isAWESOME! The pump is amazing and worked like a dream! I have a pumpat home and what i like so much about this Lansinoh Affinty Pump isthat it manages to be both powerful yet not painful. We know thatpumps are not the same as babes – and you need to be able to relaxenough to get let down with a pump sometimes. The Lansinoh Affinityhas a single button that stimulates let down and then goes intoregular pumping mode. It was sweet relief and quick and unlike otherpumps i have used it was gentle.
Thank you thank you thank you again toBy Moms for Moms for helping me out and thank you to Best for Babesfor looking after me – my boobs thank you, I thank you and my Babewill thank you ♥