I am a FTM. I've always planned on breastfeeding and then pumping when I go back to work, but I'm somewhat concerned about how to make it work. I go back at 6 weeks and am gone for 12-13 hrs per day, so pumping will definitely be necessary. What concerns me are things I've read about nipple confusion and pumping/ breastfeeding schedules affecting supply. Is there any harm in skipping breastfeeding from the start and exclusively pumping, or at least exclusively pumping after a month or so? It seems like breast milk is breast milk so it wouldn't matter, but I'm obviously new at this and most here seem to be pro breastfeeding. Just wondering if there are health benefits or if it's a preference thing. I just don't want to mess anything up and have to use formula. I have a breastfeeding class scheduled for March but you ladies seem very knowledgeable and experienced. Thanks for the help.