Hi Plymoth, I did not have this problem myself but unfortunately my best friend did. She persevered for a few weeks after being told, but then decided to try the formula recommended by her doctor. At first bub didn't like it but she got used and changed from being a crying, screaming unsettled little girl who didn't sleep etc to a peaceful happy little baby. It was amazing the change in her. My girlfriend said to me afterwards that despite it being a really hard decision to make because "breast is best" for her little girl breast wasn't best and formula was. Now whilst I said I didn't experience this with my son I am lactose intolerant and unfortunately have the occasional silly splurge and by myself a chocolate thick shake or a flavored milk even though I know I am going to have abdominal cramps for the next 24 hours and feel sick. I feel for you as it is a hard decision to make but if it makes bub feel better then maybe you need to look at alternatives. Have a chat to some from the Breast Feeding Association or you Area Health Nurse. I am sorry if this post comes across harsh, I don’t mean it to.
1 wonderful boy 6 and another on the way