Packing Away A Few Memories…Bye Bye Breast Pump!


It’s a sad(ish) day! I have just packed away the breast pump and the steriliser bits.

While there is plenty of milk still flowing, the breast pump just isn’t collecting as well as it used to. My milk donation days are up, and the steriliser needs an industrial de-scaling. It doesn’t seem worth it for 4 pacifiers!

So a clean up was in order, of all those things collected over the last year, the essentials…that never got used, and all those newborn inserts that had long be discarded.

Just one brown box. If it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t stay, it needs to find another home and luckily we have a friend of a friend with twins ever grateful for anything going spare. I am not the most sentimental of people, so I applied my ruthless streak to all those wonderful baby memories and got packing!

Imagine opening this box of treats when the time comes, if you are blessed with another baby. Will I want new things for the new arrival, or will I be as thrifty as I was with my first and revel in how little I need to buy the second time around?

For that reason I packed everything beautifully, wrapped, cleaned, polished and labelled so neatly that it would be a kind of tombola, a lucky dip, reaching in and discovering it all again.

Bye bye baby days! Hello to my grown up tiny guy!

It got me thinking about how differently we all approach ‘stuff’…I have friends who see the value in pre-loved everything, some who spent a small fortune on the nursery, some with homes full to the rafters with toys, and others whole lot more frugal.

Honestly, I felt a bit guilty that I didn’t buy more new stuff when he was born, so I had a little splurge on a few nice bits and then felt guilty about that.

I never felt guilty about splurging on Dino!

2 foot tall fun…for mummy!

Anyway, if the next time comes, I will be armed and ready to pump and freeze all of the milk that got wasted first time round. There was so much milk at the beginning I just didn’t know what to do with it all!
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6 thoughts on “Packing Away A Few Memories…Bye Bye Breast Pump!

  1. Valerie

    I still haven’t packed away my pump! I don’t use it anymore (because he now won’t take my milk from anything but the source) but I’ve kept it readily available because if he somehow weans suddenly, I don’t want to have to deal with severe engorgement*. That PROBABLY won’t happen, but I’d rather be safe than sorry. *Of course, I would only pump enough to make me feel a little less uncomfortable.
    I bet that twin mommy will be happy with what you’re not keeping! 😀

    1. wildandwisdom Post author

      OH NO!!! I totally forgot about the other end of breastfeeding journey!! It will be cabbage leaves and a hot flannels for me when the time comes!! Oops!!

      I can’t even imagine the amount of stuff you would need for twins!! Scary.

      1. Valerie

        Well, you might not need it! 🙂 I don’t think I will, but I’m just being precautionary.

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