I'm interested in advice on how soon after Baby's born I could start pumping my breast milk and bottle feeding. I've read it's best to establish a routine with the baby first, which can take 6-8 weeks depending.. I guess my main concern is whether or not the switch will be an easy one, or if it's even worth it that soon. Do babies usually take a bottle willingly after being only breastfed for the first 1-2 months? Or should I expect some extra difficulties? I only want my baby to be fed breast milk but I'm concerned about when I start going out for longer periods again and don't want the baby to be in a busy environment, rather with the grandparents, for example. In that case I'd need the option of the baby taking the bottle. Should I expect confusion after Baby takes a bottle that s/he'll no longer breastfeed properly? I'm just a little lost on this all (first time mom-to-be) and any experiences shared would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to ask my midwife next week but it'd just be nice to hear from others as well. Another question I have is, does stored breast milk lose any of its nutrients? Or is it just as rich? Thanks so much!