I wanted to revisit a couple of points on this topic before moving on to something else.
I’m still amazed at the final production numbers. I had no idea what to expect when I ran the data, but over 9,000 ounces was staggering. And this is coming from someone who thought he had a handle on numbers. I also know that Jenn pumps for at least 1 1/2 hours every day, but I didn’t realize that added up to a quarter year of 40-hour work weeks. My point? Breastpumping and nursing moms do a lot of work. Guys, thank them for what they are doing. Girls, you do a lot of work. It’s an insane job, and we appreciate it.
My other point? Class Mammalia. We are members of an amazingly diverse group. There are plenty of things that set us apart as the dominant species, but when you consider the evolutionary adaptations that link all us mammals together, it can be humbling. We all give live birth to our young and we all nurse. Nothing else on the planet does that. This rule applies whether you are talking about a 5 pound house cat, a 6 ton elephant or a 145 ton blue whale. Rhinoceroses, mice, kangaroos, dogs, chimpanzees, squirrels and camels. They all nurse their young. Just like we do. I just think it’s amazing that we all share this. Thanks for humoring me.