Hi I am new here and glad I found a group that exclusively pumps! I feel I am in a league of my own as I do not know anybody who does this. I get told I am crazy as it is very time consuming. Even my daughters doctor is shocked that I am still doing this, she is 4 months now.
I had issues with breast feeding (flat nipples) to the point that both me and my daughter were in tears. The nurses kept wanting me to keep trying and would get her to latch with the help of me and my husband. Since we needed 3 people to get her to latch, it did not help me when I was alone. I would dread feeding her, which was not a nice thing. I got a nice nurse who did not push it and said I should make a decision if I want to keep trying or exclusively pump, I went with the pumping and I am glad I did! My husband was great and for supportive on the decision. The main point is she is getting breast milk and we can bond in other ways.
I am pumping 5 times a day now, down from 8 times at the beginning. I get a lot of milk and our deep freezer is very full to the point of us needing some more space!
How many times are others pumping?