You knew that once you had a child nothing would ever be the same. But when you were planning for your new baby, did you ever imagine strapping on a breast pump in a car or trying to sneak bottles of pumped milk through airport security?
In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, AskPatty recently interviewed Y.N. Farkus to discuss her humorous book “Baby Oh Baby The Places I’ve Pumped.”
In her book, Farkus poetically shares the foibles and humiliations of one mother as she struggles to maintain a veneer of normalcy while pumping milk for her baby and holding down a job.
As the senior vice president of a large non-profit and mother to three cuties under the age of seven, Farkus said she recognized that she was not the only one going through these challenges, and wanted to normalize the process of pumping for any nursing woman in the workforce -- including pumping in the car.
During our phonecall, we shared our comic stories about being a nursing mom in the workplace, and specifically situations where we had to take our breastpump to work -- or into the car -- with us.
Ms. Farkus was kind enough to share some tips to help ease the process of pumping in the car. "People are so serious about this beautiful act. I just wanted to open it up in more ways, to make it a little light-hearted," she explained.
The life of a milk-pumping mother is uniquely challenging and often hilarious. Her cute book “Baby Oh Baby the Places I've Pumped” illuminates the hysterical underworld of pumping mothers.
Baby oh baby the places I’ve pumped.
Not once have I minded the hoops that I’ve jumped.
And I’ll pump anywhere, anytime just for you,
And I’ll do it with love till the time that you’re through.
In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, you may want to consider giving this book as a gift to friends who are expecting.
The author has also narrated an adorable version of her book here at YouTube.
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