You should be able to wait since your milk shouldnt come in until around 4-7 days after birth.
Well I started pumping at the hospital. I refridgerate it and then give my baby the breast milk in a bottle. I tried giving her from the breast but she won't take it. She got used to the bottle since birth.
With my first I didn't start pumping until she was 3 weeks--and was still able to build up a stash for when i returned to work. You should be just fine. And if you can avoid the cost of a breast pump, great!
Thanks ladies. I was figuring I could do without. My mom breastfed both my brother and I and never mentioned ever using a breast pump. And from what I hear...many people hardly use them unless they are going to work.
I have to use one because I have a low supply and Marley is impatient but hopefully you will have better luck and won't need one. You can always rent a hospital grade pump (the one I rented is $60 a month compared to buying one at 275-400$) and hopefully i will have it down in the first month and that will be the cost that I pay for the whole use.