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The Milk Made Me Do It

Okie dokie. We’ve got a problem. Tomorrow, The Hubs, our friend The Guy Who Craps In Bathtubs, his girlfriend and Me/I/Yours Truly are going to ASTROWORLD!

The problem? So are my boobies.

You see, we are driving to Boremont, I mean, Beaumont (where my Dad lives) to drop off the kiddie with my sister. So that means the kiddie will be with someone else.

Are you following?

And my boob pump is electric. And we don’t have a manual one and we really don’t have the money to buy one just for ONE DAY. Am I supposed to milk myself into a plastic cup in the bathroom?

What do I do?

9 Responses to “The Milk Made Me Do It”

  1. brilly
    October 22nd, 2004 15:25
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    If you can feed her before you leave her and then just hand express if you need to for comfort.
    I suppose a public bathroom wouldn’t be a great place to do that.
    If it were me I would go into a disabled toilet and lean over the handbasin and express the extra milk.

    Have fun

  2. Bree
    October 22nd, 2004 15:48
    2

    CAR ADAPTOR! hehe I took my pump everywhere! one that hooks to a radio works..needs to be 12v..then you stick it in the cigarette lighter thingy. I am sure there is one around your house somewhere :) so you can pump on your way there. or..did you get the kit with some yellow piece that was long? that actually hooks to the horns and becomes a hand pump :) http://www.medela.com/NewFiles/pumps.html#deluxemini
    see that long piece hooked to the pump..did you get that?

  3. Robotnik
    October 22nd, 2004 15:53
    3

    SJ, we have an electric one w/a car adapter.
    You don’t I take it?

  4. frozenmojo
    October 22nd, 2004 17:05
    4

    do you watch nip/tuck? there was a great ep this season where a breast-feeding woman is at a party and she drags her baby’s daddy into the bathroom and demands that he “help her out” by being the “pump” so to speak…hehe…how much does your hubby love you???

  5. Rbelle
    October 22nd, 2004 18:36
    5

    Hand expressing works in a pinch. I went to the beach and made it for a good while the hand expressing took the killer pain away. Have a good time!

  6. Busy Mom
    October 22nd, 2004 19:36
    6

    Car adaptor is wonderful! Actually, I got to where I could pump and drive at the same time, but don’t tell anyone. If you have the Medela (the blue one with the yellow accessories) pump, you can switch the things around and it can be a manual pump.

  7. Ninotchka
    October 22nd, 2004 20:26
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    I’m assuming you don’t have the hand pump that came with the electric (I have a double and it came with one)? I bet it would be a cheap buy at Babies R Us or Target. Perfect for this type of “relief” pumping.

  8. Very Mom
    October 23rd, 2004 16:20
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    Oooh, I feel your pain! I never could do the hand express thing either. There are hand pumps that aren’t too expensive - the basic Medela hand pump is only like $20 or something. Do you have a rental station you could rent a little hand pump from just for one day?

    Other than that, I recommend the husband pump.

  9. backgammon accessories
    April 4th, 2005 16:58
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    backgammon accessories
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