When I had my first daughter I had not even the slightest clue on how to raise a child or what accessories where necessary. My learning curve was huge and I reckon part of the reason I had a second child is because I did not want this hard acquired knowledge to go to waste! But now with number two I am learning even more, so following my former logic this would mean that I never stop having kids….
One of the things that completely passed me by first time around was the use of an electric breast pump. It has totally revolutionised breast pumping for me! I plop myself down with a good book in hand, start up the pump and voilà — a few minutes later I am finished! A friend lent me her mini electric Medela pump, but here in France you can rent electric breast pumps from the pharmacy for about 12 euros a week, of which you get about 11 euros reimbursed by social security.