gotcha. okay. im not downplaying the incredibleness of mothers who have accomplished EP. Definitely not. I am constantly in awe of my working friends ability to pump constantly at work, etc. I guess my issue is that somewhere along the road my friend who was already not educated about breastfeeding, except for the it was good for babies, was really poorly educated about how often she would really need to pump to keep up a supply for a newborn. And maybe in my head I wanted to blame EP because its so incredibly difficult.
No one is being negative for moms who EP successfully, who research and are doing it knowing how hard it will be. Im just worried that people who hear about it will think its an easy option and then will end up with FTT baby. I guess thats my biggest concern. But I see there are at least 3 people on here who really believe its a totally feasible option and that my friend just didnt do it well. Cant agree more.
Here's what I mean, I was at the grocery recently with my baby and the woman checking me out said that her daughter in law was pregnant and asked if i was breastfeeding. "yes" "yeah, mine isnt sure about it. she doesnt want a baby stuck to her boobs all the time. she wants a personal life, you know. so she think she might just pump and bottle feed instead." I just say, "oh, good for her." but all i can think about it is that woman should definitely be taking that decision really seriously. And it really reminded me of my friend.