Hi all! I am due at the end of this month and I am frantically trying to decide on pumping/nursing. I am a first time mom and want to breast feed my baby but I am afraid I will not be able to nurse due to being very modest and I just don't feel comfortable with that. I'm not sure if it is normal or not to feel that way. I also will be returning to school and work in several weeks so exclusively pumping will work best with my schedule. I have heard that you can exclusively pump, so I have bought a breast pump (Medela in Style Advanced). My question is how soon can I pump after the baby is born? Do I have to nurse in the hospital? I was just recently told not to pump until after three weeks of nursing baby. However, I'm curious on how many people have started pumping from the hospital or right after and have success with their supply.
Thanks guys for helping a FTM out. Best wishes!