Topic: Pumping/pump questions
1) I've noticed condensation getting into the tubes and not sure if that's normal? From what I can tell all the pieces are dry when I attach the tubes so I've been having to let the pump continue running to dry the tubes out after using them. We just bought me some new tubes and still having the issue with condensation and I know that can lead to bacterial issues. Any suggestions on what I can do because I'm assuming nothing should be getting into the tubes.
2) Why is there so much emphasis on solely breastfeeding rather than exclusively pumping? Aren't the benefits relatively the same? I mean it's still breastmilk. The maternity part of our insurance and the midwife sort of made me feel "bad" and like it's a no no to exclusively pump. I switched solely to pumping since we kept going through cluster feedings for 2 weeks and I was DEAD and couldn't take it anymore. She was getting super frustrated when I'd have her latch so I would pump what I could get and she seemed much happier so I just naturally switched to pumping and bottle feeding because she seemed much happier and so did I but now it's making me second guess it.