So I was all set to pump it up yesterday morning. I got to the lactation room, opened up my black case o' nipple squeezer and . . .
The breast shields and attached "membranes"were no where to be found because they were sitting on the side of my sink at home.
Can I just say that membrane is one of my top three least favorite words.
The others? Moist and slacks.
Ugh. What was I going to do? It would take me over an hour to get home and back, not to mention actually pump and I just didn't feel like I could disappear from the office for that long.
So what is a resourceful, money-saving mom to do?
Well, I tried to MacGyver it. (Yes, I realize this is my second
MacGyver reference in the last few blogs, but when the reference works, roll with it.) I Jerry-rigged this little beauty with a plastic cup from the water
cooler, a pair of scissors and a roll of tape.
Is anybody surprised that this didn't work?
I figured it was worth the try.
So my advice to you would be that if you for some reason forget any piece of the pump and have access to a Target or a Babies R Us, you should really pony up the cash and buy a handheld pump that you can stash in your desk in order to save yourself a little time, some severely uncomfortable breasts and your sanity.
Your boobs (and baby) will thank you.