Throwback Thursday: You Know You're a Breastfeeding/Pumping Mom When...

Mother breastfeeding baby outdoors

Time for another Throwback Thursday! We may have gathered these comments for another article a while back, but they still ring true for many moms. Take a look at what moms had to say when we asked them to finish the statement, "You know you're a breastfeeding/pumping mom when..."

You cry over spilled milk.

"You have cried over spilled milk or yelled at your husband for throwing some out!"

"You break into tears when your milk bag breaks."

You appreciate a designated, clean place to breastfeed or pump.

"The first thing you think of when doing ANYTHING (work, running errands, date with hubby, meetings, etc.) is where/when will I nurse/pump?"

"You catch yourself smiling whenever you find a special little room in public places reserved for breastfeeding/pumping moms!"

Mother pumping breastmilk on an airplane
Donor Robyn showed us how she pumped during a flight.

Your clothing options change quite a bit.

"You plan what top you'll be wearing ahead of time... at least I do!"

"All your bras resemble trap doors."

"You don't wear regular bras anymore because it's just easier to wear nursing bras all the time."

"When you dream of putting on your breast pads..."

You receive support from unexpected places.

"People at work know your pump schedule and remind you it's time to go pump (and I've only been back to work for a little over a week)!"

"When your 4 year old daughter feeds her pretend baby like mommy and only bottle feeds when she 'goes to work.'"

You are prepared for just about anything.

"You've pumped while ordering a bean burrito from the Taco Bell drive-thru (using your pump's battery pack and your nursing cover, of course)."

"Your drawer at work is filled with extra sets of shields and storage bags. And you have a cheap, single manual pump for when you forget your pump altogether."

"You have a 32-ounce (or larger) cup of water with you at all times."

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