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About the Artwork
“As a mother of four, I breastfed a singleton in medical school, my twins in residency, and my last as an attending physician. I have pumped in closets, bathrooms, call rooms, offices and, when I’m lucky, a dedicated lactation room. I’ve had more than a few colleagues wonder what the noise of the pump was when I was on the phone with them. You spend a lot of time looking at the walls in these rooms, and I painted this to adorn the walls of a lactation room in one of my offices that needed some color. No matter how busy or stressed I was, I carved aside the time to pump, and I was fortunate enough to meet my breastfeeding goal of one year for each of my children. It is not easy, and I commend any mother who breastfeeds for any amount of time.”
Jessica Faraci is a family physician who treasures her family, her patients, writing and creativity. She is also a proud mother of four young children under the age of six.