Breast milk is better for babies but I found over the last couple of days that it is not best for my new little Princess.
Anastasia was latching on really well before my milk came through and then would not latch when it did. I had a full night of a screaming baby who was very very hungry. After hours of expressing and then trying to feed again I got my Husband to go and buy formula this morning and she loved the bottle instantly. I cried a bit coz I felt like a failure but I have a very supportive Husband who said it is what is best for our baby that matters.
I just want to encourage anyone else who finds it too hard to breast feed to not be hard on yourself, your baby knows what it wants, listen to bub and listen to your body. I am so at peace now that Anastasia is getting fed that it does not bother me that it is through formula smile
I see that your baby is only 4 days old, your milk problaby has just come in and new born in the first week feed feed feed and do this for the first 6 weeks, combine this with tiredness from the birth and hormones and still learning about breast feeding can be overwhelming.
I totally hear you about the crying and the constant feeding. with my last he is 15 months now i really wanted to breast feed and on day four i was so totally over it and just wanted to shove a bottle in him to get a break and have some sleep as i had a c section, and wanted to do the same thing but because he was my third i knew this was quite normal.
even if you want to give up i do suggest you try and make it through the first few weeks even if its just to boost his immunity, you may want to express or just breast feed ...No one tells you about how babies scream and want feed 24/7 that came as a surprise to me, but this is all about boosting your supply, at 1 day old the wee tummy is the size of a marble, day three golf ball, etc, so for boobs that have been out of action for a while it takes some work to get them going.
I am a pro breast feeder but have had one of my babies on hospital formula for a medical condition from 4 months . anyway, my suggestions are just suggestions, as when babies are little they are demanding little so and so's and they are hard work and didn't read the eat play sleep plan.