Quoting Shelsie. [27 wks.]:" I heard the first 6 months are important to breastfeed. But I have to go to school, and I'm gonna be a single parent with not much help. Could I switch him to regular formula after 6 months?"
my advice is just go as long as you can. Do your best, try your hardest, and you wont have any regrets later. I know how hard it is to go to school and breastfeed, but I was able to do it exclusively for over a year, and then extended breastfed until my daughter was 2 1/2 and self weaned. I think it would be an honor for you to know that you were able to do it, and go to school, and do it on your own. I am very proud of myself, and am very satisfied with how well I did despite the struggles of going to school, working, and taking care of a baby. Good luck, and I know you can do it.
Actually bfing is much easier especially at night because I coud just sleep with my LO on the boob, whereas if you do bottles you have to get up, mix bottles, feed the baby, all before you can go back to sleep. If you breastfeed you will get your body back sooner, sleep better, and have a healthier baby, which will help you not miss as much school.