Initially, breastfeeding was very painful and I learned new positioning and techniques to help. Things changed and I started pumping exclusively and bottle feeding and I was taught the best ways to maintain milk supply. Exclusive pumping is a lot of work but I learned tips and tricks to make it a maintainable practice. Currently I have been exclusively pumping about 8 weeks and have a 3 week supply of milk in the freezer for my return to work!
Christina in Salt Lake City, Utah