Re: pressured to pump
I just let people know that overnights and "feeding for kicks" weren't options with my first. I don't love any adult enough to pump just so they can "share" the experience of baby feeding. I pumped a few times so that I could go to the gym, but I discovered that my son was fine for the hour or two I was gone (from 2-4mo onward). If he got fussy, he usually wanted a walk more than boobs, so my husband would just put him in a sling or the ergo. If that didn't work, he'd walk to the gym/pool and wait for me to come out. If kiddo wanted to nurse when I was done, so be it. He was almost always fine, though.
I EP (not by choice) for my daughter. Other people get to try to feed her, but we sort of had to train them. Feeding a baby with oral aversions is tricky. And no, nobody takes my kids overnight. I'll wait for the kids to request an overnight and proceed from there.
Having experienced both a boobaholic baby and a bottle baby, I can tell you that DH would far rather our girlie had refused the bottle and taken nothing but the breast. He doesn't need to bond with a bottle. There are baths and stories and walks.
Nurse your baby before fire practice and immediately after. You'll be fine.
Mum to DS (04/07)
EPing for former 28 weeker (03/12)