#normalizebreastpumping

oh I see you stare spi-pi-pi-pi-pi-pi/spiraling up there & ho oh into the center of my brain & baby come baby go & free the hurricane ... & my heart starts pumping my fists start pumping upset total abandon you know I love you so
#pattismith #pumpingmyheart

this portrait from last March fell on my 35th birthday during our honeymoon trip to Hawaii.
almost a year ago I was too shy to post this so I forwarded the image like a giddy secret to @mamanicoledavis & she published it without my identity & with my comfort level safely in tact. by handing over this experience of my sexuality as a pumping mother I didnt have to own it.
a lot changed this last year, hasnt it ladies? not so very much in actuality - but certainly in our awareness of that actuality. outlandish & obscene censorship of our feminine power rages on & what felt comfortable a year ago no longer fits: censorship of our menstruation, censorship of our sexuality, censorship of birth, censorship of breastfeeding, censorship of our natural aging: censorship of the feminine.
today I am not the one who denies or hides our magical fucking powers - I bleed without dying, I touch myself to climax, I birthed my son after 37 - thirtyfuckingseven - hours of active labor without pain management, I breastfeed anywhere & everywhere, I love my crows feet my grey hair my stretch marks (despite being totally self-conscious about them). I know Im not alone but my first instinct always defaults to censoring my truths about these MAGICAL feminine experiences. shared experience creates connection & we fucking need connection right now to empower & rise up together.
tonight I work & then I run to the circle of sisters - a convention organized by women in recovery from addiction. I am beyond excited that I carved out this little chunk of space & time for myself to get vulnerable & connect. I will be without Brixton & tomorrow I will cross the threshold of 24 hours away from my son for the first time. Sunday our breastfeeding journey will cross the milestone of 18mo with my sights on an inevitable finish line I both crave & spurn. & for the first time in a year & a half I didnt pack my pump xox

#motherhood #fbf

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โ€To get the milk to start to flow, set the cycles high and the suction low. When the milk starts to flow, set the suction high and the cycles low.โ€
~ Pumping Poem, Sam Mahon โœจโœจHappy World Breast Pumping Day!โœจโœจ Shout Out to @snugabell for inspiring a day to celebrate pumping moms, the importance of breast milk and the liquid gold that sustains our babies. Cheers!
#wbpd #wbpd2018
#breastpumping #pumpingmom #pumping #pumpingmamas #momswhopump #breastpump #liquidgold #breastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #global #momlife #mom #freethenipple #momspumphere

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Iโ€™ve hit my 6 month mark breast feeding and pumping for my chunk. Iโ€™ve also fed other babies in my journey by donating a total of 2000oz so far ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป feeling accomplished and proud because I never thought I would come this far ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ #workingmomandpumping #breastfeeding #breastpumping #6monthsbreastfeeding #6monthsbreastpumping #donatingbreastmilk #milkdonor#milkdrunk #donate #normalizebreastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #breastfeedingmomma

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Iโ€™ve had many surreal experiences in my life but this moment right here... Iโ€™m using a breast pump. In a public bathroom. Standing outside a janitors closet. At an airport.
Took me an hour to find a spot where I could pump in โ€œprivateโ€. The pump is balancing on a trash can.
Ah, motherhood. You are just so glamorous๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…#normalizebreastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #normalizeEVERYTHING !!!
#yogaeverydamnday #instayoga #asana #yogachallenge #yogapose #yogafun #yogagirl

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Iโ€™ve had many surreal experiences in my life but this moment right here... Iโ€™m using a breast pump. In a public bathroom. Standing outside a janitors closet. At an airport.
Took me an hour to find a spot where I could pump in โ€œprivateโ€. The pump is balancing on a trash can.
Ah, motherhood. You are just so glamorous๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…#normalizebreastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #normalizeEVERYTHING !!!
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Iโ€™ve had many surreal experiences in my life but this moment right here... Iโ€™m using a breast pump. In a public bathroom. Standing outside a janitors closet. At an airport.
Took me an hour to find a spot where I could pump in โ€œprivateโ€. The pump is balancing on a trash can.
Ah, motherhood. You are just so glamorous๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…#normalizebreastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #normalizeEVERYTHING !!!
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Iโ€™ve had many surreal experiences in my life but this moment right here... Iโ€™m using a breast pump. In a public bathroom. Standing outside a janitors closet. At an airport.
Took me an hour to find a spot where I could pump in โ€œprivateโ€. The pump is balancing on a trash can.
Ah, motherhood. You are just so glamorous๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…#normalizebreastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #normalizeEVERYTHING !!! ๐Ÿฑ๐ŸฑShop Now Yoga ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.poisena.com/collections/yoga or @loves_yoga on Bio #loves_yoga
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Iโ€™ve had many surreal experiences in my life but this moment right here... Iโ€™m using a breast pump. In a public bathroom. Standing outside a janitors closet. At an airport.
Took me an hour to find a spot where I could pump in โ€œprivateโ€. The pump is balancing on a trash can.
Ah, motherhood. You are just so glamorous๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…#normalizebreastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #normalizeEVERYTHING !!!
#yogadaily #yogaeverywhere #yogafun #yogapractice #yogainspiration #yogalove #yogisofinstagram

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I've had many surreal experiences in my life but this moment right here... I'm using a breast pump. In a public bathroom. Standing outside a janitors closet. At an airport.
Took me an hour to find a spot where I could pump in โ€œpriva. The pump is balancing on a trash can.
Ah, motherhood. You are just so glamorous๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…#normalizebreastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #normalizeEVERYTHING !!!
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Iโ€™ve had many surreal experiences in my life but this moment right here... Iโ€™m using a breast pump. In a public bathroom. Standing outside a janitors closet. At an airport.
Took me an hour to find a spot where I could pump in โ€œprivateโ€. The pump is balancing on a trash can.
Ah, motherhood. You are just so glamorous๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…#normalizebreastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #normalizeEVERYTHING !!!

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Sometimes you gotta pump on #LIVE TV ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ #gottadowhatyougottado #live3.5hours #dailyblastlive #pumping #breastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #normalizebreastfeeding ๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿผ

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When YOU'RE late to your LIVE show because you were PUMPINGGGG!!! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿผ#pumping #breastpumping #normalizepumping #normalizebreastpumping #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding

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Lennon: Whoa!!! Dis boo milk?
Me: Yup!
Lennon: WOW! Whoa! Wow!
I know, babe. It is very cool.
#NormalizeBreastfeeding #NormalizeBreastPumping

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Thank you to @rei for having a comfy space off the bathroom for mamas to pump, change baby, etc. #erranddate #normalizebreastpumping
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Shout out to the mom who submitted the Sonora Police Department in California to the Moms Pump Here #nursingroomlocatorapp! #breastfeeding #breastpump #WBW2017 https://www.momspumphere.com/places/place/details/3038_sonora-police-department #sonora #police #momspumphere #pumpingmom #nursingmom #california #cali #traveling #travel #momsonthego #workingmom #breastfed #worldbreastfeedingweek #normalizebreastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #pumpingroom #nursingroom #lactationroom #momlife

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It makes it so much easier when we are surrounded by our tribe. ๐Ÿ’•
#Repost @mymomtribe with @repostapp
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Let's get real. Being a mom is hard. Getting myself ready for work this morning, plus the three kids, nursing before running out the door, and pumping so he can eat later... yeah. A surprisingly smooth morning, but I get in the car to leave and think... "oh my, it's only 7am." Mothers carry a load, it's the 24/7 job that is most meaningful in life. High five a fellow mom... who knows how her morning started! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป #yougothis #stopsensoringmotherhood
#pumpingmom #pumping #breastpumping #momspumphere #momswhopump #normalizebreastpumping #normalizebreastfeeding #motherhood #mom #momlife #nursingmama #nursingmom #nursingroomlocatorapp #nursingroom #lactationroom #breastfeeding #familyfirst #momandbaby #momsofinstagram #mama #mum #mummylife

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Queens Mall in NYC has a family nursing space available for moms to breast pump and nurse! Check this location out on the Moms Pump Here Nursing Room Locator and leave a nursing room review! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ“ฒ
#momsonthego #queens #nyc #mall #momlife #shopping #lifestyle #momspumphere #nursingroomlocatorapp #nursingroom #nursingmama #nursingmom #breastpumping #breastfeeding #pumpingmom #pumpingroom #momswhopump #saturday #familyleave #familyfun #mom #motherhood #normalizebreastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping

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Forget bathrooms or parked cars. We started Moms Pump Here in 2012 because we had to pump in uncomfortable places. We went through it all and know how you feel. โœจUse Moms Pump Here to find, rate and share places to pump or breastfeed! #momsonthego #breastfeeding #mom #breastpumping #pumpingmom #nursingmom #nursingmama #nursingroomlocatorapp #lactationroom #nursingroom #momlife #travel #traveling #baby #normalizebreastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #momspumphere

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Being a mom means occasionally sacrificing my own dignity to provide for my baby. #normalizebreastpumping

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For those that have wondered how I load my baby brezza sterilizer. It's a challenge, but I think I got it figured out! I know a lot of people prefer the wabi and I'm sure it fits a lot more, but I've been happy with my brezza. I fit 3 sets of pumping parts, omg with other small things like lids and what not. I love it and it looks cute โ˜บ๏ธ.
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#babybrezza #sterilizer #spectraparts #spectrababyusa #medela #medelamom #donormom #bm #bmdonor #sometimesbreastfeedinglookslikethis #normalizebreastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #normalizebreastfeedinginpublic #ipumpgold #liquidgold

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Just because I EP and my son drinks BM from a bottle, doesn't meant he's not breastfed. As much as we tried for MONTHS to nurse, we both decided it was the best route. All the missed pumps, MOTN pumps, engorged breasts, pumping 6-10xs a day, washing, sterilizing, preparing bottles, IS ALL WORTH IT and I would not want it any other day. This hard work will pay off and I could honestly say that I am PROUD of myself ๐Ÿ˜Œ .
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#breastisbestwithoutfear #normalizebreastfeeding #normalizebreastpumping #sometimesbreastfeedinglookslikethis #bottlefeeding #ep #epmom #eping #eper #pumpingmom #pumpingmamas #pumpingmomsrock #pumping #liquidgold #pumpinggold #donormom #breastbottleandbeyond

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The breastfeeding journey didn't pan out just how I had expected, but next week marks 3 months exclusively pumping and I couldn't be happier to show off my milk necklace. I wouldn't be here today with a growing freezer stash and a fed & healthy baby if it were not for milk donors helping me get through that first month. #eatsonfeets #humanmilkforhumanbabies #madewithlovekeepsakes #normalizebreastpumping #breastisbest

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Today marks 7 months that this little ham has been on this earth for all of us to be in complete aww over!! This little guys really fits right in with our crazy, weird, loud and funny family!! Just when I think I can't love him anymore than I already do, he just looks at me with those big blues and I melt!! #weresoinlovewithhim #weaddedanotherwaggonerin2016 #rainbowbaby #babybear #wevesurvived7monthsofnursing #wemadeitanothermonthofnursing #normalizebreastpumping #baldisbeautiful #boymom #boydad #littlebrother #bigbrother #myheartissofull #myloves #mywholeworld #weonlymakeboys #wehaveacrawler

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So, the Freemies are pretty awesome and it is wonderful not to have huge flanges sticking out of your chest - even with a hands free bra they're still in the way and the freemies are definitely a better way to accomplish things such as feeding your LO while being significantly more discreet. Being able to keep my shirt on is a major plus! I definitely would use them out in public, at work, etc. While using them, you can't massage your breasts without risking breaking suction. I massage with every pump and it was somewhat of a downside, however I just increased the suction level on my pump which helped empty me more fully without the massaging. My only beef with these guys is that they're a little annoying to pour out of once you're done - I spilled some out of both cups even though I was careful. Overall they worked well and I can definitely see myself using them in the future. I pumped about the same amount I normally do around the same time of day, so that's a plus as well. ๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ #liquidgold #liquidlove #laboroflove #turningwaterintogold #normalizepumping #largebreastmilkstoragecapacity #sometimesthisiswhatbreastfeedinglookslike #medela #medelabreastpump #pumpinstyleadvanced #PISA #breastpump #exclusivelypumping #exclusivepumping #breastmilk #liquidgold #pumpingmom #pumpingmama #breastpumping #newmommy #milkforbaby #ipumplove #ipumpgold #freemies #normalizebreastpumping #normalizepumping #freemies #freemie #pumpwithyourshirton

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