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mama story: life as an exclusive pumper with oversupply

I come from a town with more pigs than people and with a single stop light in town. When I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed; I longed for the bond I read about online.

Nobody in my family breastfed their babes, so in addition to being a first time mom, I couldn’t rely on my family for advice and had to figure many things out by trial and error.

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mama story: my baby couldn't drink my milk, but I kept pumping anyways

The plan was to pump a huge stash so I could stop nursing at 9 months and my baby could continue to receive my breast milk through a bottle until she was a year. Well it didn't quite work out like that: I found out around 3 months that she had a milk protein allergy.

I had to remove all dairy from my diet and I donated all the milk I pumped previously to a local mom with a foster baby.

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