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.


November 14, 2022 27 min

Check out this episode to learn how to stay creative and active in what you love while pumping for your child. Madelyn is an artist in Texas who pumped and nursed while working in her studio. The pums she used to do that are mentioned below:


mamma cozy pump

Wearable Breastpump from amazon

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This is Part 2 of my discussion with Liat who pumped while traveling to developing countries and conflict zones. In this part, we focus a bit more on the challenges women face when re-integrating into the workforce after having a baby. We talk about how HR departments and leaders of organizations as well as our male coworkers and peers can become advocates for helping mothers reacclimate. Remember, these women are your wives, siste...

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As if pumping and traveling was not already challenging enough, it becomes even more challenging when access to reliable electricity or clean water adds another obstacle. In this episode we talk to Liat who traveled to Developing Countries and Conflict Zones while having to pump for her son. This takes the Busy Mom Pumping to a whole other level as she speaks about her challenges of keeping the milk cold on a 10-hour flight, the di...

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Another profession where pumping is a challenge is the one where you are not on your own schedule, like a videographer/photographer who needs to work the hours of her event. Today I am talking to Merve whom I met in LA as a videographer, and we worked on a few events together. She now has her own production company and she pumps on set, behind the camera. How she does this we discuss in this episode.

Her pumps – Elvie Pump


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May 23, 2022 34 min

Being a mom is hard. I think we have all established that. But what if your partner is gone for months at a time? This is what military families are faced with and today I am talking to my friend Anna about what motherhood looks like as a military family. We talk all about the support system that exists and where it lacks. How hard it is to keep a career and how to manage moving around, constantly. Add the formula shortage disaster...

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May 9, 2022 27 min

Have you experienced any of these at any point post-partum: intensive worrying, being overwhelmed, constant thoughts of things happening to your baby, depression, ideation of suicidal thought? All these things can be post-partum depression and today I am here talking to Amy who works with moms on their post-partum feelings. She helps moms get back into their busy lives while handling the stress of motherhood.

“You don’t just get to...

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April 19, 2022 31 min

Books discussed in this episode:

Title Such a fun Age Author Kiley Reid

Title The Midnight Library Author Matt Haig

Title The Vanishing Half Author Brit Bennett

Title Oona out of Order Author Margarita Montimore

Title Where did you go Bernadette Author Maria Semple Awards

Title Second Firt Impression Author Sally Thorne

Title The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Author V.E. Schwab

Title The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Author Taylor ...

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First, I want to acknowledge that the “bounce back” culture is real. Moms are often expected to get back into pre-pregnancy weight before our kids are even 3 months old. I found it very difficult to work out my first year between the new baby, work and all the pumping – also – the decrease in milk supply.

This episode is not about “bouncing back” but about a mom who does what she loves without letting breastfeeding get in the way o...

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March 21, 2022 33 min

Are you ready for your return to work? How was that first day? How do you prepare for it? How do you start your day? Did you have anyone helping you? What do I need to do to be ready to pump at work? All of this and more is what I talk about in this episode with my friend Andy. The return to work is not easy. Think about it; for most of us, we just had our body go through an extreme event aka birth. We are sleep deprived. We are ou...

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February 28, 2022 7 min

Are you new here and wondering what this podcast is about? Want to know what inspired me to make this podcast? Then this is a great quick listen and introduction. Show Notes and Transcript: Welcome to the Busy Mom Pumping Podcast. My name is Lene and Let me start off by saying that if you are squeamish about anything including boobs, this podcast is not for you, because we will be talking a lot about them.

Before I start, let me as...

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February 14, 2022 33 min

Did you feel anxiety, irritation, sadness, or depression when you pumped/breastfed? Is this maybe even the reason you stopped? If so, you might have had D-MER – something I have firsthand experience with. Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex (D-MER) is a condition affecting lactating women that is characterized by an abrupt dysphoria, or negative emotions, that occur just before milk release.

In this episode I talk to Alia who is the lac...

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The biggest help in both of my post-partum journeys were my doulas. When I tell any new mom this, often I get the response: “What is a doula?”. I found out about doulas because my friend in LA had one for the nights, allowing her to catch up on sleep after she came home from the hospital. But doulas are so much more than that and that is why I sat down with my own doula and created this episode. We recorded this episode 2 months af...

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January 17, 2022 31 min

This episode is a quick look back at all the episodes that have aired so far as I reflect on what I have personally learned from my guests. It is a nice review, especially if you are just now joining us. You can listen to this episode and pick and choose which ones you feel might be worth listening to. Personally, these conversations have taught me a lot as I am embarking on my second round of breastfeeding but even beyond just bre...

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January 3, 2022 23 min

Sam is a Client Success Manager for a Data Company and she breastfed both of her son. Sam had to travel while pumping so she talks about how she pumped on the road, in the car and in a bathroom at a conference. She also mentioned that her second son had a tongue tie and how that affected her breastfeeding journey initially. If you have not heard about a tongue tie yet, this might be worth listening to 😊 Her advise was aroun...

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This interview took a direction I did not expect when I prepared my questions as my guest Lindsay answered the question of “who did you do it for?” with “ME!” This perspective is one that we had not really looked at yet and so I loved our conversation about doing this for yourself and treating it as a challenge. That comes with the need for an “Accountability Coach” and Mom Tribe. What a nice follow up to the discussion we had with...

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Brandi is one of the moms that I met in my Mom’s group at the Pump Station in Santa Monica, California. I refer to this group in my first Episode “The Cow” and how helpful finding my mom tribe was for me. Brandi and the other moms gave me so much advise and emotional support and we touch on the importance of finding your (honest) mom friends early on. Brandi also shares some funny insight on how she breastfed her son for 10 months ...

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November 22, 2021 32 min

Today’s episode is one where I get to merge my passion, audio books, with this podcast by suggesting trigger free books to you as new moms or at least warn you of some of the triggers that might exist in the book so you can decide for yourself if you want to read it. Post-Partum Anxiety and Depression is a real thing, and I hope that these books allow you to escape a bit into a story without having to fear the story turns dark and ...

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Angela is a lawyer who breastfed both of her children and while she exclusively pumped for her first son, she almost exclusively breastfed her second. This meant scheduling pump sessions around meetings and depositions so she could go pump or meet her nanny to breastfeed her son.

In this episode we talk about jaundice, fixing clogged ducks in hot tubs, tracking your production with helpful apps. We even discuss how to still pursue ...

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October 25, 2021 32 min

Lauren is an actress, writer and producer who has written and sold multiple original screenplays throughout her short but impressive professional career. Most recently, she created, wrote, produced, and starred in A California Christmas, one of a small handful of feature films to start and complete production during the pandemic. You can find this movie as well as her movie Roped on Netflix.

What is of importance to us today is tha...

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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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