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Does breast pumping hurt

I'm a ftm I think I rather breastfeed idk it looks painful to use a breast pump.  Will I really need it?
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Try it out, I got my pump and used it of course I dnt have anything to produce yet but it didn't hurt me. I was told if you are engorged than yes it will be a little painful but you will feel better after you pump.
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I breast feed all three of my girls and didn't use a breast pump with any of them, mostly because they refused the bottle. This one I plan on breast feeding and also pumping because I would like to go back to work sometime when he's still a baby. As long as you get a nice quality pump it shouldn't hurt, especially if you are used to breastfeeding.
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You only need pump if you plan to go work or leave baby while youre away somewhere,  or bottle Feed your baby breast milk!  Some insurance companies provide u with free pumps.  I breast feed and pump for my daughter since i was taking college classes.  With this baby I'm pump too days i have a sittter. The pump does leave your breast sore or red at first, but i think breast feeding hurts more bc of the sucking and latching for first week
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I pumped with my first son and it doesn't really hurt it's just uncomfortable.  But you feel so much better after! Plus you can store the milk in the freezer.
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I would recommend breastfeeding! My daughter has always been so healthy. Whether it was that or something else, I think she really benefited from it! If you think about it, it's what Mother Nature intended. I plan on breastfeeding again. Pumping didn't hurt.
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No it doesn't hurt. Just remember that what u pump will come back and that can hurt! So pump evenly and sparingly!
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No it doesn't hurt I hurt the first bresdtfeeding times it was painful for me but I guess it has to do w bby latching on right .
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I don't think pumping hurts at all, I did it with my first 2 to build up a frozen supply in case I had to go somewhere so I didn't have to supplement with formula.  I never had any problems with it at all
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Several friends and daily have told me it hurts so much they've cried. :(  they all say the pain goes away after the first few weeks.  I'm hoping to tough it out!!! Good luck mamas :)
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That's how I felt breastfeeding I cud taste the blood in my mouth very painful furst couple of weeks but thn went away
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Bump no breast feeding yes!!! For like my first 2 weeks I was so sore and I did it with both my kids. Never got sick as a baby, happy, etc good luck
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I've breastfed and used a pump. Both ways will hurt for the first couple weeks but after that you will toughen up and it won't hurt at all. You just have to keep at it and use lanolin after every feeding or pumping.
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I breastfed for a year, but I only pumped and didn't nurse. It doesn't hurt as long as you have the correct sized flanges. The lactation consultant at the hospital should be able to size you if need be or they are tutorials on how to figure out your size. They also have different kinds of flanges that are more comfortable than the standard ones. Check out freemies if you do pump. I never did get those but a bunch of the ladies loved them. They are a couple great Facebook groups dedicated for pumping.
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