Video iPod to the rescue! Ruth uses it to make her dates with the breast pump more enjoyable:
The most helpful thing I found was to make pumping "my" time, so I didn't resent the huge time commitment that it was. I bought myself a video iPod, downloaded Handbrake (free software that rips DVDs for the Mac, at least), and developed a close, personal relationship with Netflix. As a new disc came in the mail, I ripped it to my computer and uploaded it to my iPod. Then, when it was time to pump, I'd set my watch timer for 15 or 20 minutes, pick out a TV show or movie and watch that, instead of watching the clock. Easier than trying to work while pumping, and I needed the mental break.
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