Will the hospital provide a pump if you need one?
I’m going for my elective section on Monday and have held off getting an electric pump until I know I’m going to be able to BF but I’ve seen a few posts on here where people, due to different circumstances have had to pump straight away. I’ve started to collect a bit of colostrum and I also have a Hakka pump which I’ll take with me to the hospital but wondering if you need an electric one immediately, would this be something the hospital would provide even for your time in there or would you need to order your own straight away? It’s literally the only thing I have held off buying and now I’m worrying but also don’t want to go out and buy one if I won’t need one. My ideal later down the line would be to combi feed but I may end up just doing that with formula and worrying with me having a section my milk may take longer.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated; stressing that I’m going to struggle with breast feeding although I have no actual reasoning behind this - just a stressed first time mum to be 🙈