Weirdest Place You've Pumped?

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Registered: 01-23-2013
Weirdest Place You've Pumped?
Tue, 08-13-2013 - 12:06pm

Since going back to work, I'm constantly laughing at myself with the places I pump.  Sometimes you've just gotta do what you've gotta do!  The other day I was pumping during my commute home.  Where's the strangest place you've found yourself pumping?

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Registered: 10-24-2008
Mon, 08-19-2013 - 3:57pm

I'm two months into pumping for my 4th child, and pumped for a year for numbers 1, 2, and 3 (inverted nipples that make direct nursing too much of a struggle, and I have gone back to work FT at 6 weeks with all four kiddos, so pumping is just easier for me).  So I have had time to accumulate a lot of strange pumping locations!  Here are my "top of the list":

In a tent or leanto or behind a big rock when backcountry hiking/camping (my husband and I climbed 26 of the 46 4000' peaks required for our ADK46er membership when I was pumping - the real adventure is when it gets below freezing at night and you have to sleep with your batteries in your shirt to keep them warm enough to function in the morning, and keep nipple cream in the bear canister so the smell won't attract an uninvited tent mate).

On a plane for a cross country flight sitting between two strangers.

In the backseat of the car of my company's chief technology officer.

In a bathroom at a military test facility with a nice MP right outside the door because he can't leave me unescorted, but promises "not to peek".

In the car at the doctor's office, grocery store, Home Depot, etc.

In airport bathrooms in Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Michigan, New York, Vermont, etc.

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Registered: 08-25-2004
Fri, 08-30-2013 - 9:01am

Great one! Wink

I'm not overly brave, but I did pump in an airport bathroom once while EP'ing for my 1st child and heard a little girl in the stall next to me say to her Mom..."what's the sound?!"  I was soooo embarrassed I almost didn't do it again on the way back home a week later!  The only other spot, would have been in our car while out shopping with our kids.  I sat in the very back with baby blankets covering the windows, while my hubby and other kids waited outside the car! LOL!

I'm the type of person that wasn't able to produce much if I wasn't in a comfortable setting, so I didn't go crazy when it came to pumping!


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Registered: 09-12-2013
Thu, 09-12-2013 - 4:06pm
I have pumped a TON in my car while driving. I've even gone through fast food drive through windows while pumping. :) No one seems to notice, or if they do, they're polite enough to act like they don't notice.
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Registered: 11-02-2013
Mon, 11-11-2013 - 10:08am
Haven't been out and about too much yet, but so far the weirdest place was in the event coordinator's office at a winery that was hosting my friend's wedding (when my son was only 2 weeks old!) The head caterer had me pump in the bathroom first (luckily it was nice!), but then the wedding planner found me and offered up her much more comfy spot. I'm strongly considering pumping while driving during my morning commute when I go back to work, but since it involves going through security at an international border, I'm guessing that might be pushing it!
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Registered: 02-16-2014
Sun, 02-16-2014 - 11:24am

You win! I just got the freemie pump (manual) and was pumping at the gas pump... but I felt self-conscious because the collection cups are massive and it looks like a boob job gone WRONG!