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Is it possible to feed baby solely on breast milk through expressing and not nursing? I'm just thinking if I don't manage to establish a proper nursing routine, is it possible to bottle feed with my milk? Or is this unrealistic? Any personal experiences or advice? Thanks!
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It would depend on how good your milk supply is and if pumping works for you. With my first i couldn't pump, it would take ages and I'd get not even a full bottle. So he was fully breastfed.
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There are for sure women who have exclusively pumped - I did a combination of pumping and nursing.  I kept a pretty strict schedule when I was at work with pumping and was able to keep up and even have excess milk.  With exclusively pumping there is a lot of cleaning/washing of parts that goes along with all the pumping and then all the bottles to wash. For me I would rather feed the baby directly than pump/bottle feed because of all the extra dishes (all the things to wash!!).
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