I agree with TwinMommy in the sense that you should do what feels right for you. If you feel like what you are doing is fine, in terms of how you feed the babes, then there is no need to change it. It IS true that you lack time for yourself, but it doesn't last forever. If your friends suggest you should pump so you can get out because they want to see you, why don't you suggest they come over and just hang out with you and your family, or help you clean or cook? I personally found it hardest before six months, and then it gradually got easier. I agree it seemed to coincide with additions to their diets and spacing of feedings. At the same time, those middle of the night pumpings when they slept a bit too long for my physical comfort were also a pain. . .