Bret - posted on 07/18/2012 ( 57 moms have responded )
My name is Bret, I'm actually a Dad who is a web developer at Circle of Moms (I'm listed as a mom for testing purposes). I have a two-week old named Nila, and she is a hungry little girl!
My wife Kenyette is breastfeeding & pumps twice daily. Often times she pumps and then feeds Nila everything she just pumped! She says Nila is hungry and she just drained her breasts. I reply why even pump?
I feel pumping is for the purpose of freedom and rest for my wife. If she has milk available I can get up and feed Nila in the middle of the night so my wife can rest, or my wife can go do something for herself during the day and feed Nila without having to break out a boob.
I'm not advocating starving Nila, but pumping then feeding it all back to her doesn't seem to serve a purpose.