Ok, awesome advice here ladies! You guys are the best! Thanks so much for all the info .
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2/4/10 at 1:38pm
If you are going to go to work when your baby is 6 months old, then your baby will still be needing to get 90% of its calories from breastmilk at that time. That comes down to pretty much ALL of its daytime calories if you want to be the one responsible for introducing solids (fun to do, important to be in control of), and that in turn requires PUMPING and BOTTLES.
Just to offer another perspective....I felt like pumping, bottles and formula (gasp!!!!) SAVED my breastfeeding relationship with my daughter. Yes, it's best to avoid nipple confusion for the first 4 weeks. And yes, breast is best. But bottles don't automatically have to be a gateway to weaning.