Has anyone ever preferred pumping over breast feeding? Everyone always seems to prefer actually breast feeding over pumping but I think I actually preferred pumping. For my last daughter I started to breast feed and got to about 6 weeks and switched over to pumping. To me it just seemed easier at the time and I did not know what I do now about the benefits of actually continuing to breast feed over pumping exclusively. I did end up pumping for 16 months for her. This time my daughter is now 6 weeks old and we have been breast feeding and doing a little bit of pumping just to get a supply up for when I go back to work and I find that I actually would prefer pumping and bottle feeding. I am going to try to keep actually breast feeding as it is going really well but I think it actually takes me longer to wait while she eats than it does for me to pump and feed her a bottle. Am I the only one who feels this way? I feel kind of bad because most people pump because they were not able to bf and I did it just because it was easier for me.