I was reading a book about breast feeding recently and was feeling sort of overwhelmed at the cost and time consumption of pumping. I honestly had no idea pumps cost so much- and that sometimes you have to actually rent them! (here I thought BF was cheap )
In the book, however, there was maybe a three sentence blurb on hand expressing, which said it was pretty quick (and free!) to do, with the only downside being having to get pretty upclose and personal with your breast. I honestly didnt see what the big deal about that was. I mean, if you're feeding someone with your own breasts, I think that's already pretty upclose and personal. I think I'd honestly feel more awkward hooking myself up to a pumping contraption than hand expressing.
But it seems like people dont really do that, and pumps are much more popular. Is there a reason for this?
Just curious, thanks for the info!~