5 Reasons Exclusively Breastfeeding Mamas Should Still Pump

by Simiple Moments Stick Blog | August 26, 2019

5 Reasons Exclusively Breastfeeding Mamas Should Still Pump

I am four months into my breastfeeding journey with my third child and I am so thankful for the opportunity I have to feed my child this way.  I well know that there are women out there who wish breastfeeding came as easily to them as it does to me.

With that being said, breastfeeding can be a source of anxiety for me.  Although I am so thankful that breastfeeding comes easily for my babies and me, it comes so easily that my kiddos absolutely refuse to be nourished any other way.  Bottles are out of the question so I cannot be away from my babies for more than about two hours at a time.  It’s exhausting – especially while being an introvert who struggles when I’m touched too much.

With Daniel, I decided I needed him to be willing to take a bottle.  I needed to have a little more freedom to live my life without being overwhelmed with mommy-ing.  He still doesn’t like it, but he’s getting to the point where he’ll drink a full feeding out of a bottle without too much of a fight.  Being able to pump and have some breast milk on hand for him during these times is absolutely helpful!

What about you?  If you’re reading this you’re probably in the same boat I’ve been in – you have a baby who only breastfeeds.  Why would you need to pump?  Surprisingly, there actually are a few good reasons you should still be pumping, even if your little one never takes a bottle.

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