Re: EBF to pumping
at this point, I would consider introducing a bottle and some pumping into your routine and having someone else do a feeding or two a day. I know that being trapped under a baby is immensely challenging, psychologically, especially the first time. But it will not last forever! Newborn babies feed very frequently and take a long time to feed, and they aren't all that rewarding to nurse. It's just take, take, take! But as the baby gets older, he can go longer between feedings, he will shorten up his feeding times (by a few months old most babies can get a full meal in just 10 or so minutes at the breast), you'll be more confident about taking him out in public, and he'll start to give back. When your baby suddenly comes off the breast and gives you a huge milky grin- whoa! It's like he's saying "Thanks, Mom!"
Do you have a swing? My kids were hard to put down, but they would both nap pretty well if I stuck them in the swing. And then I'd get an hour or so with no baby on my body.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"