As a first time mama, one of the major stressors was figuring out breastfeeding, figuring out pumping, and going back to work while pumping. Pumping = hours of effort = not too much fun. It took many several months of trial, error, and experimentation to get my pumping setup optimized for me. I could have gone with everything that was out of the box but I kept tweaking and optimizing until everything was streamlined as much as possible! So now here’s my list of useful things to make pumping suck maybe a little less.