After my maternity leave ended, I was adamant that my pumping sessions did not affect my work. In my scenario, I didn’t have the luxury to pump the ideal intervals of every 3 – 4 hourly per the breastfeeding guidelines. Eventually I managed to find methods and ways to optimize the pumping sessions when I’m at work, which ensured that I was able to maintain consistent milk supply for my kids without affecting my working hours and commitments too much.
In retrospect I was too optimistic thinking everything will go according to plan. I was wrong. I was idealistic. Here’s some useful tips on how to prepare yourself before birth based on my personal birthing experiences.