I feel like sometimes taking my pump and throwing it out the 9th floor window of my office! I love what breastfeeding does for my children. And will continue to breastfeed them til age 1. But I wish i didn't have to pump.
Maybe its not the pump that frustrates me, maybe its the constant repetition of being hooked to a machine, every three to four hours. Its very different than actually breastfeeding...but your shooting for the same result. (milk for food, and in this case your bottles for the next day) At first its not that bad... but eventually it becomes that annoying black bag, that makes that quietly annoying sound that you have to pack for work with everything else... yeah you said it, its just irritating!
In all seriousness though. How do you make your pumping time the most efficient.
First: Relax... sometimes hard to do if your in a work setting. (each state has different laws defining a comfortable setting.)
Second: Bring a picture of your baby with you to focus on the task at hand.
Third: Make sure you are hydrated... people forget that water is super important while breastfeeding.
Fourth: Match your schedule to your babies. Pumping when your babies due for a bottle keeps both of you in a routine.
Fifth: Using a double pump, can decrease time you need to take to pump. (I like only one at a time though, i believe i get more milk that way)
Time is a big deal for most! So making pumping quick, easy and efficient is the key.