Re: Preparing for baby, lots of breastfeeding questions
This is entirely individual. But it very well may be okay. I taught a 4 hour class the semester after my baby was born, and pumping before and after worked out okay for me.
Originally Posted by @llli*cassakane
It will probably help a lot! Carrying my baby in a sling/carrier has saved my sanity pretty much daily! Even now at 18 months.
From what I have read, it seems like it would be best if we hold the baby or at least have the baby attached to us in a carrier for much of the day. Will that help?
Hospitals will have hospital grade pumps, which are fantastic - better suction and way more comfortable. However they are expensive to rent. Professional grade pumps are cheaper, and while they are effective they are often not quite as effective as hospital grade pumps. I think it probably just depends on you budget.
One more thing...my husband keeps dissuading me from buying my own pump. He says that the hospital will have pumps that I can rent. Will that be a professional or hospital grade pump? Is it better if I buy my own?
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).