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Breast pump 2018: a year-in-review pseudo-paper

22 Dec 2018, 01:44 UTC
Breast pump 2018: a year-in-review pseudo-paper
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I’m going to give up pumping at work in 2019. I can’t wait! It may be a right-off-the-bat thing, or it may take a few weeks, we’ll just have to see. This post is a retrospective of my year-long pumping-at-work experiment.
Throughout 2018, I have spent an inordinate amount of my life thinking about breastmilk. My first child Skyler was born in September 2017, so specifically, I’ve been thinking about how to deal with breastmilk when I am away from her and how to ultimately get it safely back to her. I’ve been tracking everything in a Google Sheet all year, and now you get to see the outcome in this pseudo-paper blog post writeup.
Behold: two visualizations from my year of the breast pump!
Figure 1 – All pumped and consumed (bottle-fed) breastmilk in 2018. If it came out of me and went into a bottle or a bag, it’s in this bar graph. Spilled or otherwise discarded milk is not included, and was thankfully negligible.
Figure 2 – The same as Figure 1, but only for breastmilk that was consumed during M-F 9am-5pm while I was at work and milk that was pumped for intended ...

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