Stephanie Casemore is a mother, teacher, and writer living in eastern Ontario, Canada. She exclusively pumped for a year for her first child who was born at thirty-one weeks gestation, and she nursed her second child for three years. Turning the challenges and experiences into an opportunity to support other mothers, Stephanie wrote Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk: A Guide to Providing Expressed Breast Milk for Your Baby and Breastfeeding, Take Two: Successful Breastfeeding the Second Time Around and also provides support to breastfeeding and pumping mothers.
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So, you’ve decided to exclusively pump for your baby. Now how do you turn this plan into reality? What are some common obstacles moms who pump typically encounter and how can you overcome them?
You may have planned to breastfeed your baby, but sometimes the circumstances make “pumping” expressed breast milk is the best option available to both mother and child. What are some of the main reasons moms exclusively pump and what are the possible benefits/challenges?