My Experience Breastfeeding vs Pumping Exclusively

 Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast


#67: Mom Story: My Experience Breastfeeding vs Pumping Exclusively

with Emily Nguyen


Breast only, breast pumping and bottle feeding… these are options and decisions that new parents are faced with from day one. Feeding provides an opportunity to learn what works best for your baby and you. Keeping an open mind, using resources like lactation consultants, and being happy that your baby is getting fed (regardless of how) can help alleviate the stress and mental fatigue. 

In this episode, Emily Nguyen, a mother of two, graciously shared her personal journey and the contrasting experiences she had with her two babies regarding breast pumping and bottle feeding and how their sleeping schedules were affected.

Learn from Emily’s experience and discover how to overcome breastfeeding challenges. 

Topics discussed:
  • Emily’s experience with her two babies
  • The difference between her babies with sleep schedules, feeding schedules, and temperament
  • What it’s like being a working mom
  • Advice for pregnant mamas out there who are thinking about how to feed their baby
About the Guest:

Emily Nguyen is a pediatric nurse who works full time and is the mom of 2-year-old Charlotte and 7-week-old Ella.


 Newborn Feeding Essentials

Debunking Breastfeeding Myths with Erica Campbell


 Listen Now!


In the 2023 season of Parenting in the First 3 Years, we’ll be bringing on parents just like you to share the story of their personal journey. Would you like to apply to be considered as a guest? Let’s talk about it! Simply email Ann McKitrick at

Let’s nurture our connection:

Facebook | Nurtured Noggins

Instagram | @nurturednoggins



“I am learning so much from Parenting in the First 3 Years!” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward connecting with their child to be the best parent they can be. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

One last thing.

I spend time each morning in meditation and would love to pray for you, your child or whatever’s on your heart. Simply email me and let me know how to pray. It can be as simple as just your name or you can give a short explanation. Either way you can trust that I will do it. No strings attached, no follow up or anything, just a quiet way for me to support you in your parenting journey. Because no one needs to feel alone. 🧡



Toddler snacks they’ll actually eat

Toddlers can be picky and it’s not because they’re trying to be difficult. Eating is a developmental process, it takes time to master. Try these toddler snacks!

Language Development with Babies and Toddlers

Curious about the speech and language development process for toddlers and babies? Learn about how electronic devices can help aid the process.

Critical Periods of Development in The First Years of Your Child’s Life

Are you a new parent looking for parenting tips? Read about why the first 3 years are important for your child’s development and learn how you can help.