My baby was born on 10/27 and we're doing great. However, in the next few weeks I wanted to introduce pumping/bottles because while i'll be staying at home with the baby there will be times that I just won't be available to feed as I am still in full time school and have to meet with instructors.
My milk supply is bountiful and my baby does not have to work at all to get it, so my question is will a manual pump work for me? I haven't perfected self expression very well so I am hesitant to do that but I don't want to spend a lot of money on the electric if I can get away with the manual. I've heard others say it was painful and useless to use but I don't know if their milk came as easily. Also, as I will be using bottles *very* infrequently, any suggestion on types of bottles to get? I still figure I will wait at least two more weeks to introduce the bottle but I have a final I have to take in the middle of december that is going to interfere with the feeding schedule so that is what I have to prepare for.