Kristin B. +down.45+ 1 child; Montgomery, Alabama 1999 posts31st Oct '12
Quoting Miss Ashley +2:" I know this sounds stupid as its been only two days I've been breastfeeding but I feel like I've failed ... [snip!] ... bc she is barely eating. I'm thinking about switching over to formula at this point I just feel it may be better for her =/"
I had the same problem. I felt like I was starving him. I tried the nipple shield and everything. Still nothing worked :/ both my nipples ended up cracking and bleeding :( and that was while the lactation consultant was helping me... I switched to formula, and I felt super guilty about it for a few days, but it made me feel so much better b/c I knew now that he was actually getting something to eat rather than starving himself trying to latch.
don't let anyone tell you you should feel guilty about it either...