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If we've said it once, we've said it a thousand times... mamas have to repeat themselves a lot. πŸ˜‚ But when it comes to getting your child to listen, repeating yourself doesn't have to be the only answerβ€”that's why we love these expert-backed ways to get little ones to really listen. And in case your day isn't going exactly as planned, here are 10 phrases that can help you talk yourself back from the verge, mama. You've got this!

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They say a watched pot never boils, but every pumping mama knows the expression should really say "a watched bottle never fills."

When I think back to those early days of pumping, I remember settling in front of the TV to attempt to distract myself from the tedium of being hooked to a machine. It never worked: I'd always pay little attention to whatever I was watching, opting instead to stare at the bottles I was pumping into and wonder why they were filling so slowly.

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