Quoting Baby_Majick:" I've pumped before, but not for long... this time I want to to do it every two hours..... instead of ... [snip!] ... I got in the debate with her today, and she said well if you plan on breastefeeding don't plan on doing it on my couch.... "
My response would have been, without hesitation, "Well then don't plan on us coming to visit you."
So you're pumping because your family is ashamed of breastfeeding? They really should have no say on how you raise your child. Exclusively pumping is HARD, and has a pretty high fail rate. You also don't know how your breasts will respond to being pumped (even if they were fine with a previous child). You could produce plenty of milk, but be unable to pump. I hate to see someone have to stop breastfeeding because of their family