Crystal - posted on 03/27/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My husband is working but bearly making ends meat, We have talked about me finding a job. Which I really need to anyways. But our youngest is 5 months and is breastfeeding I want to keep breastfeeding him, And I know that that I can pump and I have befor but it just too so long and I only get a few oz like 3-4 oz on a good pump most the time its 2 2.5 oz and My automatic pump craped out on me and I have a hand held pump and I dont really have the money to go back another electric pump. I Feel like I'm stuck in a rock and a hard place! I really dont want to pump him on formula due to the fact of our oldest son was on formula and had so many issues with it. And I promised myself I would never do it again or even go back down that road! So what i wanna know is can I do this with just a hand held pump? and how much different am i going to feel once i go too work? When do I need to start pumping? and how do i guess find time to pump? and how long should I wait too pump again? how long should I pump? and is it going to take him some getting use to using a bottle vs. my nipple? I'm really worried. and I'm trying to do the best for our family? help me please!!!!