Broken pump. Two work trips this week. Medela did not seem to grasp the urgency of the situation; just told me it was no longer under warranty. Harvard Pilgrim was a little more helpful, and walked me through getting a pump that was covered by insurance. My midwife is writing a prescription. The first supply store told me that they didn’t carry the Freestyle, only heavier pumps that don’t work with equipment I have. But Cambridge Medical Supply saved the day by offering the Freestyle (upgrade fee, but still) and overnight shipping so I can have it before Logan Airport and I need again.
All this for a couple more months of pumping. Exhausting. Logistically complicated. I can see why moms just quit.