I am officially a COW. Why? Well, because while on vacation in HK – I was still able to pump and bring home a whopping – 250+ ounces of milk! Can you believe it? I was honestly in disbelief! I even counted it thrice – just to be sure I got the figures correctly.
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I tell you, it was really a LOT of hard work! Imagine, while on vacation – I still had to wake up in the wee hours of the night just to pump. I had to cut short shopping trips so I can pump. My Panget had to lug around a trolley that contained my pump, bottles and a cooler! That was everyday – for five (5) days. Even while at the airport – we were still lugging it around.
I am proud to say that I was able to pump in the following areas:
a) Airport Lounge
b) Nursing/Babysitting Rooms
c) Fitting Rooms
d) On the Bus
e) On an Airplane
f) In the bathroom
I had to be ‘cowboy’, good thing HK bathrooms are clean and not stinky. I am thankful for the list I got from the internet of places where I can ‘pump’ or nurse (had I brought Kailee along) I had the notion that Hong Kong is not breastfeeding/breast pumping-friendly country – but at the end of the trip, I realized that it IS a breastfeeding/breast pumping friendly country!
Here are tips on how you can pump while on vacation: