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When I was a first time mom, I had no intentions of exclusively pumping. I was going to nurse. My son had different ideas, however, and couldn’t latch. So I started pumping breast milk. And after about 8 weeks I realized, “This is working for us.” I got my body to a point where I could pump at my convenience, rather than nursing him on demand, he was getting breast milk, other people could help me with feeding. So by the time my daughter came along, it was a no brainer – I chose to pump. We had found that’s what worked for our family. It’s not for everyone, but I would definitely tell you to consider your options – there’s flexibility with it, your baby gets the best of both worlds and chances are with a bottle in hand other people are going to be able to help you with those feeding needs.

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Monica Gregory is 30-something stay-at-home-mom whose journey to motherhood has been anything but smooth.  Seven pregnancies, two chemical pregnancies, one twin miscarriage, one VBAC stillbirth, two C-sections, and a total of 11 months on bedrest don't make her an expert on pregnancy or parenting, but they do make her passionate about her role as mother.  Before relocating from Ohio to Nashville, TN, for her husband's job, Monica was a commercial insurance agent. Today, she spends her days with Seth, three, Erin, one, and new baby James, sweeping up graham crackers, playing trains, blogging and cooking...all to the strains of Nick, Jr. in the background.

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