Agree with babydylan. you choose a way which is more convenient for you. ultimately, if you giving breast milk, doesn;t matter either is latch or pumped out. i am still close to my son even tho i pumped out and dont normally bot feed him(either the grandparents or his daddy bot fed him more)
Justamom, you will need to intro bott sooner or later if you going back to work unless you are stay at home mum. so, really ok to pump out and feed. that time for my case, it was really frustrating for me and my son as i got to force him to latch. He did not want to latch cos i have low supply and he prefers the bott more cos of the faster flow of milk. Then, when he did not want to latch, i get upset and stressed up. if you have to wait for your baby to wake up and latch, then wont your supply be lower as perhaps he did not want to latch and your body may not get the signal that it has to produce more milk? I am not trying to discourage you to latch on but then if it is causing both you and your baby stress, then what for force it upon the 2 of you?
I was really reluctant to pump at first cos I really wanted to latch on but then when the stress came to a point when both my son and i would be cryin during feeding time (he cried cos no milk, i cried becos he cried), i knew i had to let go. After I went into exclusive pumping, things were less stressful and i was able to produce more milk, much more than what my baby needed.
There are many advices given to you but you are in the best position to judge that's best for you/. So, trust your maternal instinct and do what is best for the both of you.