I am interested in pumping so that we can have an occasional time away from baby if needed, but worried about nipple confusion, not to mention jeopardizing the hard earned latch we've achieved (6 week old babe with overactive letdown problems). I was wondering if anyone has chosen to express milk but give it using alternative methods exclusively, eg. cup or syringe feeding? I know people use this method for newborns who are having problems latching, but can it be used long term for EBM?
Is it convenient enough for caregivers versus a bottle? I want to make sure we introduce a method early enough so babe will accept something other than the breast, but would love to stay away from bottles if possible.