Breastfeeding a baby will never be easy - but its one of the best things I could give my baby at this early stage.
I can still remember that I had a difficult time nursing Milly on the first day she was roomed in. I was so dissapointed of my breasts because my nipples are inverted. I even hated the "milk code" and opted to give formula milk already. But thanks to the pedia and nurse team for encouraging me to breastfeed and that I should trust my body. And so even if I had a hard time moving because of my wound and dextrose, I did my best to nurse and feed my baby girl. I had her latch from time to time and come 3rd day before we were discharged from the hospital, my right breast started to leak. :) Right there and then, I knew that my baby girl was able to stimulate and gave signal to my breasts to produce enough milk for her.
Now we're on our 3rd week of breast feeding my baby girl, and I'm proud to say that I have a very good supply of milk. As early as now, I am able to express 10-15 ounces of milk per day.
If you're wondering what kind of pump I am using, I have the premium Mimiflo Manual breast pump. Bought mine from Lazada for only 699 pesos. Its performance is A-okay and the output is really good. It's really easy to use and easy to clean. I'm planning to invest for an electric breast pump as soon as I return to work :)