well, i'm learning the hard way that you can't just wing this! this is not as easy as i thought and i'm trying to read posts on here to learn as i go. i formula fed DD#1 because she was hospitalized for lethargy at 10 days old and had to be hospitalized. i was on lexapro and though i was assured throughout my pregnancy that it would not affect the baby, it must have since as soon as i took her off the breastmilk she was fine. i came off of lexapro for DD#2 and we've been exclusively breast feeding since she was born (4/14/12). right now we are on NO sort of a schedule which makes me nervous because i'm going back to work at the beginning of august and i can't be pumping a million times a day. i also think i have an oversupply- at least out of my right breast. she feeds VERY quickly- anywhere from 5-8 minutes and only on one side. she chokes a couple of times during each feeding. i've been pumping every morning and every night for two reasons----first is that i need the relief in the morning, and at night i fear that if i don't go to bed with empty breasts i'm going to wake up in even more pain. i know that pumping is a double edged sword because it signals your body to make more milk. i could stop pumping and just deal with the pain BUT i also worry that then i won't have enough milk stored up for when i go back to work and she's in daycare. so as much as i want the relief, i also kind of like having more than i need because i'm building up a supply for her later. am i making a mistake? also, are there any books out there for first time breastfeeding mothers (sort of like a breastfeeding for dummies---which i know exists but i don't know if it's any good) that you would recommend? thanks!