Ask most moms how much they like pumping and you'll almost always get the same answer, "I hate it!" The benefits make it worth it, but there's something about being hooked up to a machine that warrants a ticket for noise pollution that can make a mama mad. Then, add the suction and inability to move around a room and mom feels like a cow stuck in a stable only the "farmer" is Medela, Evenflo or Ameda.

In an effort to normalize the experience, I surf the net, watch television and occasionally call my mom to keep my mind off the dripping action. She knows the sound and doesn't seem to mind it. What keeps you occupied when you're pumping it up?