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Ycu2013:No! I don't get why anyone would...
I chose not to BF, but still wanted to give my baby BM.... Since it was better for the baby and cheaper, I EP'ed with my son. I will do the same with this one.
BF = super easy and convenient.
Formula = easy and pretty convenient too.
Exclusively pumping = time consuming and not really convenient.
No effing way I would EP unless I had to.
SuperTreesa:BF = super easy and convenient. Formula = easy and pretty convenient too. Exclusively pumping = time consuming and not really convenient.No effing way I would EP unless I had to.
Formula = expensive
I know of A LOT of new moms who had a really hard time BF even though they really tried. Unfortunately, it's not easy for everybody, each body is different.
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Pumping is not so easy. You have to have the pump with you at the right times. With BFing, you always have what you need wherever you are. No need to plan or know how long you'll be out. With formula, if you didn't bring enough with you, you can buy some (not necessarily convenient or cheap, but it's possible). With pumping, you can't really do either unless you carry the pump with you all the time. At the beginning, it definitely feels easier to pump (when DD was 6 weeks old I pumped for one feeding and gave her the bottle and it felt freeing). But long-term it kind of sucks. You take longer to get the job done: pump, feed, clean.
There are definitely situations where it's the only option, but I personally wouldn't choose it.
has615:So wait no one here has a desire to BF and pump early to gain a freezer stash so you don't feel like you NEED to be right next to LO all the time? Im gonna want to leave dad home while I get lunch with a friend or go shopping for a bit.
How early are you talking? It is generally not advisable to pump often in the first 4-6 weeks while your supply is regulating. It is also not advisable to give a bottle before 4-6 weeks because it can cause nipple confusion and bottle preference.
But yeah- I will pump occasionally to have a little stash (I am a SAHM and don't need a huge stash). But the OP is talking about EP instead of BFing.
And if you leave LO to get lunch, you still need to pump if you are gone a long time. A few times of not pumping probably won't matter, but in general, if you give LO a bottle, you need to pump or you will crash your supply.