I've posted before about being a pumping only mommy but ever so often I try to get him to take my boobie but we ended up more upset than happy. My nipples would hurt too much to pump after the failed breast feeding attempt. And of course baby ends up screaming since he isn't being fed. So I've pretty much stuck to pumping and bottle feeding. It's a plus since other people enjoy feeding him too and since he was a preemie, I didn't want him burning calories trying to get the milk out while it takes less effort to get the milk from the bottle.
Anyways, I still tried it now and then. About two days ago I successfully fed him 30 minutes on one boob and 20 on the other. He fell asleep :) but it did hurt way more than the machine. Today he used my boob as a pacifier till he fell asleep.
I still don't enjoy this and I want to scream sometimes but I think I may be open to the possibility of breast feeding him more often.
I guess I'm surprised he would take to it now after only being bottle fed for 2.5 months. All this talk of nipple confusion and such (not wanting one after having the other) doesn't seem to be an issue.