Jay-sounds like you had an amazing baby shower. I freaking love the cake!
Abh-I had everything I needed. As long as you have pads and Lansinoh you should be ok. And the suggestion of a dressing gown is a great idea.
Ann-I had a great experience at the Mater. I was on level 10 and the nurse are great. I found the younger ones the best as they give the advice but don't make you feel like you are doing anything wrong. Some of the older ones were a little on the mean side (but not horrible).
Thank you so much for all your support ladies. It really was a hard decision to make (with a lot of tears) but I'm not looking back. They tell you its going to be hard but no one ever says just how hard. I got me a small Avent Comfort Electric pump today which happened to be our first outing. Took so long to get ready, haha. I managed to get 100ml first go and feel so much lighter. I did manage one feed today, 30 min each side then 50ml of formula so she clearly isn't getting much from me. I'm going to attemp to feed a couple of times a day because I really do enjoy it but the pump is going to make things so much easier. Once I've healed I'll head back to the LC for advice but for now my priority is to have a happy baby and not be in pain.