I don't want to breastfeed. Is it OK to pump? . . . ABSOLUTELY!

"I don't want to breastfeed. Is it OK to pump?" ABSOLUTELY!

There are so many reasons and needs for mums to choose to exclusively pump and feed their baby breastmilk in a bottle. If your awaiting baby's arrival and think this might be what you want your journey to look like, you go for it! Here are a few options for you once baby arrives to get started.

1. Latch baby to the breast until your newborn milk transitions, then begin your pumping journey.

2. Hand express and spoon, cup, or syringe feed baby until your newborn milk transitions.

3. Begin pumping right after delivery. However, it is common for the pump to not be the best tool to get your newborn milk out. If you don't want to latch baby or hand express, an alternative feeding plan may need to be initiated until your milk transitions and you are able to get volume out with pumping.

If your an exclusively pumping mumma, I would LOVE to feature your story to help educate other mums on all the different ways "exclusive pumping" can look like and begin. Please email julia@morethanmilk.co.nz if you would like to share your story.