My breast pump has seen _______.

Medela Moments

From pumping sessions in the wee hours of the morning to pumping at work through conference calls—your breast pump has likely seen it all. We asked our panel of moms what they thought their breast pump had witnessed and what conclusions it would draw about their lives.

How to Stay Motivated (and Realistic) With Your Breastfeeding Goals

  • Celebrate the everyday Long-term breastfeeding goals are great, but sometimes staying motivated means setting smaller day-by-day goals that can help you get to those bigger milestones. Start with daily and weekly goals that lead to monthly goals.

  • Don’t compare yourself to others Every mom and baby’s breastfeeding experience is different, so there is no need to compare your success to anyone else’s. You are the only one who understands your family’s unique needs, so don’t second-guess yourself, and be proud of your commitment and the hard work you are putting into your goals—whatever they are!

  • Remember the benefits While breastfeeding and pumping can be a challenge, remembering and understanding the many benefits of breast milk can motivate you to keep going to reach that next goal.