Quoting loser mom:" I nursed for several weeks, then switched to pumping exclusively. It does seem easier at first, but ... [snip!] ... parts AND bottles. It all became a big pain in the ass (IMO). Looking back, it was much easier to whip out the b**b. :)"
Amen. Also OP if your baby is anything like my son, he'll just snack instead of drinking a whole bottle at once[unless you give him a bottle from birth which is not recommended if you want to BF] so you'd have to re-heat the milk or keep making new bottles every half hour. Which is the biggest PITA ever.
If you want to breastfeed, do it exclusively and just stick it out for the first few weeks. You could always switch to the bottle if you hate it or it doesn't work out for you.
Quoting MommaSav2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" I nursed for several weeks, then switched ... [snip!] ... for the first few months but after that it was LOADS easier than pumping or even formula feeding like I did with my first."
And I would totally recommend pumping if you have nursing issues, but still want to use breastmilk!! :) I pumped for about 6 months total I think. I was a little disheartened when I started using formula, but at the same time I was so happy not being attached to the pump all day long.
b**bs = convenience!