So…Dave asked me last night at random how I would feel about lending our new mom friend one of my breast pumps to use. I have 2 that have never been used except to help stimulate labor.
My immidate reaction was NO! not a chance. Why should someone else’s breastmilk get to go into my breastpumps before mine.
Then I decided, they were sitting in the basement’ still in the box, two of them, and so ok why now, I know her and trust her and her overall health so I decided to lend her one for as long as she need’s it, I won’t be needing it for at least 10 months right? Besides I have two. She has mastitis already due to an oversupply and her lactation nurse told her to pump. Her husband went out and bought her some crappy like Platex pump or something, and then ruined it while trying to sterilize it, melted the leak seal or something, and was going to look into ordering a replacement part.
Not only did I talk myself into agreeing to this, I packed her up a care packed with the pump, my Advent Isis IQ, 4 extra bottles and a nursing boppy pillow ( I have two of those as well). I had Dave drop it to her today. I don’t like that another baby will be getting fed with it, but I know that is just my ego talking and it’s the right thing to do.
I am not that selfless and sweet though, I sent her my second favorite one, my other one is the Medala mini and I liked it better, it’s my way of still being a little bit selfish. 🙂 I
On a side note, the reason I only wanted the single pumps was because I was expecting to be nursing full time and using the pump as a backup to build a back up supply. I had figured if I needed more I could rent the Pump in Style Professional from the hospital. Both these pumps were gifts given to me while pregnant with Evan.