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WELL FOR ME IT WORKED OUT GREAT CUZ I\'M A STAY AT HOME MOM.
I BREAST FED FOR 18 MONS. NO BOTTLES AT ALL.
ALL I CAN SAY IS IT IS VERY TIME CONSUMING..
BEST OF LUCK YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO WHAT YOUR HEART DESIRES.. </span>
I worked full time with my ds and dd and breastfed. It can be done but it is a lot of work. The first thing you will need is a good quality pump. You need a double electric breastpump. I would get either a Medela Pump in Style, Ameda Purely Yours, or Whittlestone. I have only personally used the Medela but I have heard really good things about the Whittlestone and Purely Yours. But if you work full time a good quality pump is a must have. They are around two hundred dollars but when you consider how much formula costs it is worth it. You could also rent a pump from the hospital for about thirty a month.
The one thing I learned with Jeremy was to try to pump before and after work. Also to have a good freezer stash before you go back to work.
Well said Patty. The only thing that I could add is that yes pumping at work is very time consuming, but if you're educated on the benefits of breastmilk for your baby, and are fully dedicated (along with your husband/partner) that it's much easier (after the first few weeks back to work).
I have no idea how I missed this post, so I apologize for it taking so long, but Congratulations and I hope we see you around!