Re: which one out of the two?
Mama, I hate to sound like a broken record, but now is your chance to nurse. NOW. It is NOT going to get easier than it is today. Babies who get bottles forget how to latch onto the breast and lose their willingness to do so. It is unusual for a baby to go back to the breast after weeks or months off, and if it happens it usually means the mama has put in a lot of work to make it happen. You're not likely to want to put in that time and effort after your move, amid the craziness of boxes and setting up in a new place. And when things are crazy, you're likely to skip pumping sessions as well, and that's a ticket to low supply. You already posted a thread asking how you can get mre milk, and the answer never changes. Nurse the baby. Pump more. Use a better pump. Those are all time-intensive things.
Look, we get it. We've all nursed newborns and many of us have struggled with it. There are mamas here who have nursed with postpartum depression. With painful medical conditions. With anxiety disorders. With financial problems. With their other children underfoot. With sick babies. We understand why pumping seems like the easy way out right now. Nursing a newborn is not easy, but it gets easier. Pumping will never get easier. Only harder.
When my first baby was a newborn, I did several days of exclusive pumping while I was trying to heal badly cracked nipples. And I realized at that time that breastfeeding didn't have to be all or nothing. It was possible to combine breast and bottle. So I would EP during the day and nurse at night, and because my baby got practice at the breast and therefore maintained her ability to latch, eventually I was able to transition back to nursing full time. So, would you consider just trying to put the baby to the breast a few times a day? No pressure. If it works and he takes, it, great. If not, maybe you try again a little later.
Mama, make the investment of time and energy NOW. Today is your day!
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!"