questions for the breastfeeding mamas, i need your advice
I am pregnant with my 4th child right now. I really want to breastfeed and get prepared for it and what i need now so I don't have to stress later. I breastfed with my oldest for 3 1/2 weeks and my supply cut and dropped out of nowwhere and had to switch to formula. My 2nd child my daughter, we breastfed for the first 2-3 weeks and then started pumping it and giving it in a bottle till she was roughtly 8 weeks old to monitor how much she was eating because she was losing tons of weight before she ended up full time on premature baby formula (she was my preemie). My 3rd we just formula fed and i'm regretting it myself now. Initally we were going to bottle feed this one, but my husband and I talked about it and both agreed we want to try to breastfeed at least 6 months if not longer. So I have a few questions to help me prepare
1) How many nursing bras should I buy? How do I know what size i need to get or should I buy multiple sizes? (I started prepregnancy at 34d, and now depending on the brand of bra i'm at a 36d to a 36dd)
2) Same for tanks and nursing tops, what is a good number to get?
3) What are some great working breast pumps I could buy at a reasonable price to use to pump milk (before the baby turns 6 months my husband and I will be celebrating our anniversary and originally had plans to go out so I want to have breastmilk pumped instead of formula) Also has anybody tried the hands free pumping bra? Is it really worth the price?
and Lastly any other tips and advice to help me make this last 6 months or longer, I would greatly appriciate it. I just want this to be the best experience and longest i have been able to breastfeed and could really use the tips to be prepared, thanks in advance