complete Book Review: Work. Pump. Repeat.

If you are a mother who wants to breastfeed her baby after returning to work, this book will be a great resource for you. Work. Pump. Repeat. by Jessica Seinfeld is an amazing book about breastfeeding mothers who go back to work. This book helps women understand how to breastfeed while they’re away from their babies. It’s written by a woman who went back to work after having her baby. She talks about what it’s like to pump milk while traveling, a practical, relatable, humorous guide to surviving the challenging, awkward, and rewarding experience of being a breastfeeding, work­ing mom.

The author has a lot of great insights into what it takes to have a successful breastfeeding relationship with your child. I highly recommend this book if you want to learn more about breastfeeding while at work or if you just need some tips on how to get started.

About the Author

With two children and a successful career devoted to business and charity, Jessica Shortall pumps out books on being a mom while she pumps milk, being an MBA graduate from Oxford University, England, she shares her experience that she has to tackle everyday as a working mother, and what to expect in first year?

complete Book Review: Work. Pump. Repeat.
Complete Book Review: Work. Pump. Repeat.


Breastfeeding moms need to be prepared for work. A book that provides real life tips on how to survive the working world while breast feeding. Breastfeeding moms should be prepared for different situations. There may be times where you can’t pump at work. This book gives advice on dealing with those issues, let’s discuss some of the topics that book cover, and my reading experience on this book:

Pumping School

To learn how to pump for the first time, what to expect, how much milk you should express prior to work, and how to estimate the amount of milk your baby needs when you’re away, and most importantly: how to avoid giving your baby too much expressed breast milk when you’re not there to feed him/her, read this article.

Pumping at Workplace

You should plan ahead for your maternity leave even before you take it. Identify where you can pump, negotiate with your boss and HR about your plan to pump at the office and how to deal with people who comment on your pumping.

Everyday Common Problems

Breastfeeding can be difficult. You may forget your pump part, you might skip pumping sessions, you may really hate pumping, or you may just want to stop breastfeeding altogether. How can you deal with these problems? It provides you with quite a lot of insight into how to solve these problems.

Defining your breastfeeding goal

Writer is very clear that she support your decision no matter what. Your goal may be different from others, and that’s totally okay. You breastfeed exclusively, great! You breastfeed and supplement at the same time, great. Don’t let other people’s comments steer your goal and make you feel depressed and guilty to your baby.


Writer positions herself not just as a friendly fellow working mom but also as a cheerleader for moms who pump breast milk. It’s like having a conversation with a best friend who genuinely cares about you, your struggles, and your goals. She totally understands how it feels to be a busy working mom and juggle between work and raising kids while pumping milk for our baby. She shares her experience and stories, and not only that! She interviewed hundreds of working mothers and included their stories in the book. Their stories will make you want to read more about them.

Work. Pump. Repeat. helps mothers who are going back to work after having babies. This book is great for any woman who wants to pump breast milk while going back to work. Jessica’s book is hilarious and has an inspiring manifesto. She shares her experiences as a breastfeeding mom and manager.

What this book is not about?

Breastfeeding basics, as in how to tackle common breast feeding problems and what to expect while breast feeding. It is not a book about breastfeeding.

It does not discuss about how to increase milk supply in particular, or being low on milk supply, or way to increase the milk.

Author Appreciation

Pumping sucks! But there are ways to deal with it. You shouldn’t worry about other people seeing your pump parts or leaking breasts. And you shouldn’t care if men don’t understand what you’re doing. Just pump away. Don’t let anything bother you.

Final Words

I hope this book reviews will help you to better understand what type of content ‘Work. Pump. Repeat’ can offer for you. Jessica’s book is funny and inspirational. I recommend it to all women who are going back to school or work after having babies. My star rating for this book is 4.1/5, absolutely loved the reading experience of this book and would like to recommend you as well.

By Ronny