Busy Mom Pumping Podcast

Busy Mom Pumping Podcast

A podcast for busy pumping moms who want to continue pumping when they return to their busy lives after maternity leave has ended. There is not one right way to do this but as many ways as there are busy moms pumping and this podcast is here to give you some ideas and inspiration though interviews with different moms in different forms of busy and professions.

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October 11, 2021 38 min

I recently posted about hair loss on the Busy Mom Pumping Instagram account and my friend who is the host of the “Girls with Guts” podcast suggested I talk to Dr. Abby as she is an expert on this topic, and she is a breastfeeding mom herself. Win Win!

Dr. Abby is a dermatologist in Massachusetts as well as an assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School and she will be talking to us about Telogen Effluvium – temporary hair los...

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Jackie is the Executive Assistant to the President of a big and busy Automotive Company. As you can imagine she is in a male dominant territory and pursuing a very public pumping journey comes with a lot of guts.

Let’s be honest, this journey needs some guts, so if you need some inspiration, I highly suggest this episode. Jackie talks about how she pumped at her desk, in her glass office that she shared with her boss and another ma...

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Does your milk smell funny? Soapy or maybe even vomit like? You might have Lipase. In this episode Dani, who is a teacher abroad, talks about her experience with lipase and how she fixed it. She also talks about raising children in different cultures and traveling with them.

Listen to how she used a hand pump at the school bathroom in Shanghai for a year to pump milk for her son. Or how she was able to go to her second son’s daycar...

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August 30, 2021 29 min

Patricia is my friend from High School who just had her third baby and therefore started her 3rd breastfeeding journey. Every journey, from her first to her last, looked different and I liked her story as it showed how different each baby is and how many different factors play into the journey of breastfeeding.

We also went off on a bit of a tangent as Patricia is Venezuelan, who grew up in Miami and spent her recent years in Denma...

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Viviana is a mom of 3 whose pumping journey was different each and every time. She talks about how she adapted to the changes and what pumping with 2 toddlers around is like. As 3 is a circus we talk about how she manages keeping the house together while working and staying sane. If you need a good laugh and some lighthearted uplifting humor surrounding pumping, this is the episode to listen to.   

Viviana’s favorite resource was &...

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August 6, 2021 40 min

Amanda from ExclusivePumping.com is a well-known resource in the pumping world and I had the pleasure of hosting her as a guest on my show. In this episode we go back to the basics. She gives us advise on how to approach the pumping at work question with our bosses and how to prepare ourselves for this discussion by researching our rights. We talk about the worst-case scenario outcome and how to get around it. I asked her about the...

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July 30, 2021 36 min

This is a must listen for anyone with twins, NICU experience or any labor and delivery nurses. In this episode, Kristina talks about her breastfeeding/pumping journey with two sets of twins and how they differed. She talks about the struggles and raw feelings that come with twins and preemies and I definitely teared up during our conversation. She inspired me in her fight to make breastfeeding work while in the hospital and she sha...

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July 20, 2021 8 min

The Pump on the Road!

This was my favorite time saver. I know a lot of women who have used their commute to work to fit in a pump. If you have a commute that is at least 15 minutes long it might be worth trying out. In this episode I go through how I did it as a “best practice”. I also touch quickly on the second letdown and how I managed my work expectations while pumping in the office.

Pump used: Willow or Elvie, or add a bat...

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July 6, 2021 25 min

Emily is a hairstylist in West Hollywood who pumped for her daughter Harlow for about a year. Her profession requires her to be on her feet, in front of clients while providing them with the 5-star service they expect. In the hairstyling world, time is money and time away from her clients means she is missing out on opportunities. When she had to figure this out, she had no role models and no examples of how it can be done.

So Emil...

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June 25, 2021 22 min

Melissa is a Corporate Architect who breastfed her first son for 10 months. Melissa had to start traveling when her son was 3 months old, and she talks about taking a girl’s trip before returning to work to test out the pumping and traveling under a less stressful environment. I loved this advice and that Melissa shared that pumping and dumping was her preferred option.

She also talks about how this second time around is a bit diff...

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June 15, 2021 25 min

Jill is a primary care doctor and navigated pumping through patient visits and the covid pandemic. Jill started pumping her first week post-partum as she needed to increase her supply and even though she knew “fed is best” and formula was a completely fine option, she wanted to proof to herself that she could do it.

Jill talks about how she fit in her pumping sessions by clearing her schedule from seeing patience during those pumpi...

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In today’s episode I will talk about how to travel abroad while pumping. As most of my family lives in Germany and my job required me to take international trips, it was always a given that we would be traveling abroad during my time as a pumping mom.

I am describing my trip where I traveled alone, on a red eye from Atlanta to Frankfurt, with a layover in Amsterdam with my 10-month old daughter.

I am going to use this example to de...

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June 10, 2021 22 min

Today my friend and former co-worker Dana talks about how she pumped for her daughter Ella for 7 ½ months while traveling for work. She is giving tips on how to best get breastmilk through TSA and how she used her favorite pump, the Medela Freestyle, to pump in her seat on an airplane or in the back of her car.

Dana started pumping immediately in the hospital to get her supply up. She also had to supplement with formula from the g...

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June 7, 2021 25 min

Melissa is a labor and delivery nurse who pumped for her son for 16 months and she is about to go into round two with her daughter, who was delivered a week after this episode was recorded. Congratulations!

Melissa talks about the welcoming and supportive environment that comes with her job but also about the challenges. For example, how a shift can either be “feast or famine” meaning, they never know how busy they will be and when...

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June 6, 2021 26 min

Brittany is a first-grade teacher who has pumped for her 2 sons and is about to go into round three with her daughter. So to say she is an experienced “busy pumping mom/teacher” is an understatement.

Brittany takes us through the different challenges the teaching job brings with it and she shares her experiences, tips and tricks on how she navigated them. She shares the story of how she handled her students’ questions regarding “Ho...

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June 5, 2021 7 min

WHO AM I?

My name is Lene and I pumped for my daughter for about a year. I had to navigate my way through pumping while working, traveling, and simply living life.

Why did I create this Podcast?

I also know, that when it came to finding resources on the “How?” it felt more like a twisted Agatha Kristi murder mystery, rather than a straightforward response. 

Don’t get me wrong, there are some great resources out there, but I wanted ...

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