Re: Hepatitis C positive mom new to breastfeeding.
Im sorry about the scabs... There are other posts on here about how to heal them, hopefully someone will post that here for you.
But No! Don't start exclusive pumping if you can help it. Let's get her back to the breast.
You don't really say that your nipples hurt - do they? Is that why you're pumping? Does pumping hurt less than nursing? How old is your baby? Has anyone looked at her latch?
Also why pump & dump? Is there a reason you can't freeze that milk? I sure would.
Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.