Amelia - posted on 12/20/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
I am debating on if I should start pumping and strictly bottlefeed only for my month old son. It's not medical problems, we have been doing great with latching and everything but my husband and I recently separated.
I pumped once so I could go to a focus group for a few hours one night and that's what got me thinking about this, especially with Christmas coming up; he wants to take our sons for a couple hours for dinner with his family and I really don't want to go but don't want to keep our youngest from the family either.
Also when he does start taking the boys for visits(currently doesn't have his own place yet) he can keep both of them overnight but will still get the benefits of breastmilk vs. supplementing with formula.
Part of me feels guilty for thinking this though and makes me think I am selfish for not wanting to nurse everyday, all day.
Is there a happy medium? Is this a good decision? How would I even start to pump to bottle-feed all the time?