Hello again everyone.
I hope all goes as well as possible when you have your baby.
Whatever amount of breastmilk you get to pump will be beneficial to your baby. The best way to establish as much supply as you can get would be to hire a hospital grade pump initially, and pump as frequently as possible in the early days, which helps set your level of supply.
Sounds like a very sensible and well-thought out decision.
I wish you as calm and empowering a birth as possible and much happiness with your new baby.
I'll second the "any breastmilk is beneficial" statements. Good for you, looking into the topic to make the most informed decision possible.
Congrats on making a decision that will work for you and keep your needs and your baby's need si nmind. I think you did wonderfully, and I am hoping that it all works out even better than you hoped!
Thansk so much for coming back and updating us - and I hope that you will stick around if you can.
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Thanks for updating us! I've been wondering about you. I hope you post again after your baby is born and let us know how your little "army brat" is doing.
I wouldn't dream of giving you a hard time for a decision that you came to after researching and debating it. Part of the reason I love it here is because there's always someone to act as "devil's advocate" or at least bring up opposite points that I may not have considered. It's a helpful tool in coming to the decision on whether or not to BF, and I wholeheartedly support your choice--agree or not, that's not the point now. (((HUGS))) Best wishes for a safe and healthy birth and baby!
Your world is going to be so full of unknowns, much more than most first time moms, I'm sure you fell much better with a plan in place.
Welcome to the debate, Jennifer!:smileyhappy:
Thanks, Jess for the update! I'd love to hear how it goes.
Wishing you a beautiful birth!