Traveling for nursing/pumping mamas made easy(ier)! I spent the last week in March traveling to Vegas for a conference followed by a girls weekend. Even with planning pumping-friendly outfits and amazing pumping gear it’s still stressful.
As a third-time pumping & breastfeeding mama, here are my top tips and favorite gear for traveling while pumping.
I celebrate one year of breastfeeding milestone, because it comes from a place of great love, but also sacrifice. Society guilts us into thinking it should be "easy" and come "naturally" because it is natural. Breastfeeding is a learned skill by both parent and baby. Even IF it comes "easily" it can still be lonely and challenging at times.
Here are some rough stats behind my breastfeeding journey. I spent 456 hours breastfeeding or pumping for a year, that's over 70 gallons of milk produced. Take a look at the infographic for a breakdown of milk-making metrics.
When I became a mama, I had no idea how much I would change, and how little I would know. I was in awe of everything my sweet girl did, was obsessive over her naps, feedings, and felt guilty if I took a shower and came back to her awake from a nap and crying for me.
Becoming a mama changes you in ways you couldn’t imagine. You will never have all the answers, no matter how many Google searches you make or how many mom forums you follow, but with a tribe of mamas going through the same experience, and experts like Linda, you can feel supported and more prepared!
Of an Origin is all about supporting new moms during their journeys, so we designed flexible nursing-friendly pieces that effortlessly transition from lounge to work, and from daycare drop-off, and to dinner dates. I felt like I needed pieces that worked for me during the early days at home with my baby, but I didn't want to overhaul my wardrobe with pieces that would only work for lounging, and only during this fleeting, yet all-consuming time in my life. I needed those same pieces to be elevated enough to work when I returned to the office.
We designed Of an Origin's Everywhere Capsule to work for you from the fourth trimester, fifth trimester, and beyond.
Each time I stepped towards my closet, there was a running commentary scrolling through my mind like the tickers at the bottom of a TV news show: “Can I nurse in this?” ... “Can I pump discreetly in this?” ... “How bad will milk show?” … “Is It comfortable” … “Will it even fit my postpartum body?”
Finding a stylish breastfeeding wardrobe as you transition from the early postpartum period, to finding stylish work-friendly pumping-friendly clothing is a frustrating experience that many new moms find themselves navigating while also navigating a new identity and caring for a newborn baby.