Angel - posted on 08/25/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am a almost 40 year old mother of a one week old. I had great visions of breastfeeding and if it didn't work (my other child wouldn't latch so I pumped) then I would pump with her too. She was a champion latcher, but too good! Cracked, bleeding nipples made me cry every time I nursed. Started pumping, realized I am not making much milk either. Barely enough for a feeding. I think formula is the answer, at least to supplement. My first child was four years ago and I had to pump and supplement at times for three months. I then had surgery and then I had no supply and he was on formula from there. He has turned out just fine, but I am feeling so guilty that after only a week I am thinking of going to formula.