Brenda - posted on 03/23/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
Okay, so I'm going to try breastfeeding again. This time, I hope it works better than last time. And I want to get a decent pump, but because of our financial situation and the fact that I go to school part time and work part time, I'll be nursing directly MOST of the time, I can't really get a Madela (oh though I wish I could!). So I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions. Last time I had an Evenflo comfort select electric and it didn't work so well (but it might have been because my milk dried up so fast when I had my gall bladder surgery) but this time I'm considering this one:
When I buy bottles I am going to use the Playtex dropins again (I loved them with DS for both EBM and formula), and this attaches to the bottles easily.
I am not out of school for the semester until like May 15, and we're due May 6th, and I have gestational diabetes and high risk of pre eclampsia, so I might go early (so like April 15 on after). I'll have to attend classes on monday nights from about 3-10 pm, so the baby will have to be bottle fed and I'm so afraid he won't take well to the breast because I can't wait the three to four weeks before giving him a bottle (another reason I choose the drop ins because they're supportive of BF). So I guess I'm wondering what the chances of him staying on the breast even with having to have a bottle so early are?