Ok so now you can breast feed and have your own life back - all you need to do is express - easy!
If you are going to make expressing work you need to be very organised, have great determination, good at sterilising and strong willed. These are some of the reasons why I breast fed, because I am not good at any of these things.
But I have tried it, hand pump, electric pump, no pump... Still not very good at it.
Once, I looked after a friends' 3 month old baby, in an emergency situation, she dropped her off and handed me a bottle. "Oh are bottle feeding her?" Iasked surprised
"No it's breast milk" she said and flounced off, free from stress or worry at leaving her breast fed child with a stranger.
"Amazing". I thought. But the baby took the milk, no problem. And was perfectly happy for the two hours I looked after her.
So it does work and you can have both. Just I can't - mainly because I'm a bit of a lazy cow.