Pumping at any time
I wanted to share an experience I had with my willow pump recently. I am a certified nurse midwife and was on call in the hospital yesterday. I just sat down to pump with my traditional pump and got a call from triage that I had a patient who was completely dilated. Of course I got right up, unhooked from my pump, and ran to triage. My patient desired natural childbirth, so I wanted to stay by her side throughout labor to help her cope. My son is 3 months old, so frequent breastfeeding/pumping is necessary to maintain my supply. I asked a fellow midwife to grab my pump bag and left the room only for a minute to place my willow pump underneath my scrubs. I successfully pumped while helping a first time mom bring her sweet baby girl into the world unmedicated. Before having my willow pump I would have either had to go without pumping and risking clogged ducts, mastitis, and a decrease in supply, or ask another provider to help with delivery (which I would have hated since there is no greater honor than helping a momma bring her baby into the world). This pump has given me such a sense of freedom, and let’s me take control of my breastfeeding journey!
Awesome story, mama! Thanks for sharing!