This was by far the hardest adjustment for me. Before I became a mother I was a younger, vibrant, career oriented girl who was assured, fit, and healthy. I liked my job and it formed an enormous part of my identity, and I liked having the liberty to have the power to get in the automobile and drive to the beach, or go and see my household or do anything I needed. In the midst of this, our cousin was pregnant along with her second baby. She was a teenage mother who had given up her first child to a distant relative due to not having the skills or expertise essential to boost a baby.
Do I really have to pump breastmilk for the baby? No, surrogates are not required to pump and ship breastmilk to intended parents. However, many surrogates do select to do this!