you need to try harder to breastfeed
keep at it and your baby will latch
its always a little painful in the beginning to breastfeed
Why don't you just breastfeed?
It's way easier to breast feed
Breastfeeding is healthiest for baby
Pumping is SO much work.
I hated pumping
You'll never keep up a supply with pumping
Your milk will dry up with pumping.
If you're choosing to exclusively pump, inevitably you will come across at least a few of these comments from inquisitive friends, family, and sometimes even strangers! It's best to be prepared on how you want to answer these questions, and what you choose to reveal is up to you.
Many moms I know respond with "My baby gets breast milk" or "I pump breast milk" and do their best to end the conversation with a simple statement. I have participated in conversations where I strongly defended pumping and other times I've just replied with a simple "yes." Remember, you're the mom, answer how you feel.
The truth is you are giving your baby breast milk and that's whats important!