I was determined to breastfeed my first, then she was born with a partial tongue tie and wouldn't attach properly. So with bleeding nipples i gradually fed less and less, spent hours comp feeding and expressing until about 8 weeks when i just went stuff this, this is ridiculous! And she was fully bottlefed from then on.
Next i had twins, also wanted to fully breastfeed them (ambitious, i know). I did for 2 weeks, they were both snackers and lazy feeders and i couldn't twin feed, i had to do them one at a time. Spent all day and night on the couch feeding and was horribly sleep deprived. So they were weaned over the next 2 weeks, and i felt fantastic! Much easier decision to make when you have a happy healthy bottlefed toddler.
I'm pregnant now, will probably try breast again. I think breastfeeding is great, but if it is stressful and not enjoyable there is another option.
Kelly, 22, 1 @ 25/1/04, 2 @9/3/05, 1@5/4/06