Quoting Tonya L:" So most of my pregnancy i was set on breastfeeding. Once i started doin research to get myself prepared ... [snip!] ... i want to know how the baby will eat after delivery. Can you pump colustrum? Anyone with stories of experience would be great"
Yes you can pump colostrum, they had me do it in the hospital because my daughter wasnt latching on very well. Pumping is a lot of work, but worth it to give your baby the best nutrition. I wish I had kept it up longer and I feel guilty about stopping. :[
But, I will add when I was pregnant I didnt quite like the thought of having my daughter feed right from my breast either, and I think thats because as a society we view breasts as more sexual play things than what they are actually intended for. After she finally latched on for the first time, I felt so close to her and it was a real bonding experience. I loved knowing that I was giving my baby the best, and not formula from a col bottle. I'd atleast try letting your baby latch on to your best before fully deciding to pump.