I personally have found my Hygeia EnJoy Pump to be AMAZING!! I've been using it for 8 1/2 months and have no complaints. I had a Medela PIS with my DD and was never able to get much with pumping (only 1-2 ounces even when separated from her for lengthy periods of time at 4-5 months of age) and I found it very uncomfortable. Maybe I am just more experienced, maybe less anxious, but this time it has been quite different. The Hygeia pump has two control settings, one to regulate speed and one to regulate the strength of suction. I find this infinitely more comfortable. It also has a rechargeable battery (like a cell phone) so I only need to plug it in to charge once a week or so. And my insurance covered all but the $30 shipping (which is awesome!). I called my insurance ahead of time. They told me they only allowed a credit of $179 toward a single electric breast pump, I would have to cover anything additional. But when I placed my order for my pump, through a durable medical goods company, they billed my insurance directly and it covered it all. I went through Superior Medical Services, as they were willing to ship out of state http://www.superiormedicalservices.c...t/#breastpumps
The contact there (Jenna) was great and super helpful.
As for a plan, I waited to introduce my DD to a bottle until she was 6 weeks old and I too think this was too late. She never wanted anything to do with anything artificial, she only wanted the real deal. She never would take a bottle, despite persistent efforts. With my DS, we introduced a bottle at 3 weeks old and then maybe once a week after that until I returned to work. He's always done well with the bottle and I have had no issues with supply. I also began pumping at a specific time of day, every day, to increase my supply for my freezer stash and not take away from my LO. It took a LONG time to build up. I think I had maybe 8 - 4oz bottles when I went back to work (and that was after using bottles for a weekly reminder and a few bottles for a few "test runs" the two weeks before I returned to work). I was worried before returning to work how much I would need to satisfy DS. I had a rather small freezer stash, but it worked out.
Also, I found that my LO needed many more bottles that first week or two after I returned to work than he did after we settled into a routine, as in he needed more than I produced during our time apart. I was SUPER worried I wouldn't be able to meet his demand, even pumping at night after he fell asleep and on the weekends to try to get ahead. But it evened out.
Try not to stress too much, though I know that is SO hard! Big hugs mama!!