I got some great suggestions from the blogosphere to invest in a handsfree pumping bra. So off I went researching what was out there and finally decided on the Pump Ease brand shown below.
Besides feeling a bit Madonna like with objects protruding from my breasts...
this is now my absolute favorite pumping accessory! And yes, I got it in the red polka dot version for a little cheer.
The only thing I'm really struggling with in exclusively pumping is how to handle it while I'm out and about. For now I've been pumping immediately before I leave and planning to get home within a reasonable time. I carry a hand-pump with me for an emergency but I've yet to use it. Mainly I'm still hesitating because it's not like I can just hook up the paraphernalia and throw a breast cover or blanket over me. The fact that I live in Alaska and it's already winter here kicks out my SUV as an option. So. . . I'm not so sure about that aspect.
If you are looking for information about exclusively pumping, I found some good info at these websites:
I hope all is well out in bloggy land!!!