I had the hardest time when I started breastfeeding my baby. Not because I didn’t have enough colostrum for him—quite the contrary—but because, as a first-time mom, I felt clumsy and frustrated every time I had to feed him. Was I doing it the right way? It turned out I wasn’t. Because I didn’t want to give him formula, the nurse handed me a manual breast pump. I didn’t even know what it was, as I’d never seen one before in person.