So, with my first pregnancy, nothing hurt more than my boobs after birth. NOTHING. Cramps didn't hurt, labor didn't hurt, sciatica didn't hurt, nothing hurt compared to the way my boobs felt. I felt as if I had a 500 pound bag of concrete in each boob. :( even my armpits were in pain. I'm alllllllll for formula feeding. That's what I did with my daughter, and she's just as smart and independent as a breast fed baby. But, if I pump milk for this baby, does that relieve the pain in the breasts after birth? I'm really not looking forward to it.