My current at work pumping schedule is 3X day, for a 1/2 hour each time. The actual pumping portion is more like 15-20 minutes.
Right now, in week 2, day 3 of Jenny is a Working Lady Again, I can't really do ANYTHING while I pump, because I don't have effective pumping sessions unless I am actively looking at pictures and videos of Everett, making myself feel sad maternal feelings about not being with him.
Three times a day, I have to make myself intentionally sad about being away from my baby!
This does not ease the transition of being away from my baby!
Each night I take videos of Everett nursing to watch the next day, to induce maternal longing, to produce breastmilk.
I'm hoping this is temporary, and eventually my body will get with the milking on demand situation, and I can do things during these 1/2 hour periods besides feel sad and a little bit anxious.
I would LIKE to do the things that I do while I'm nursing Everett, which include:
Listening to podcasts
Catching up on email
Playing games on my iPhone
I would surely appreciate your recommendations for favorite books, podcasts, and iPhone games, because I hope to someday (soon!) be able to do that.
Nothing that will make me too anxious or distressed (no Serial).