But pumping is itself a chore, and it takes just as much time as nursing, if not more. (Who hasn’t spent the entirety of their “me-time” cleaning that fargin’ plastic attachment with the eeny-weeny bottle brush?)
And my biggest complaint about pumping: you need to do it in private. Unlike breastfeeding, which has become the norm to do in public (at least in my neighborhood), pumping is still seen as undignified. The image of boobs being pulled through a Medela is positively bovine.
I wish there were a way I could get the pumping and feeding done while I do my favorite thing– socialize. Why not? I’ve gotten to the point where I nurse while I hang out (yes, literally). The next step in our evolution is to be able to pump with the same devil-may-care attitude. Or, as I like to say, devil-who-wears-prada-may-care attitude.
If we want to make pumping the act of liberation it was meant to be, we need to be shameless.
This guy has no problem with what he’s doing.
Here are some contraptions that would fulfill my wish.
This handy hat/pump combo pumps, feeds, and lets you chat with friends at the same time.