Long story short, I've had to exclusively pump for DD since she was days old. She was born small, had some issues with eating, and around 3.5 months I had to start fortifying her BM (which is a whole 'nother topic). I thought that would be a temporary thing, but she'll be 6 months on Wednesday and they increased her fortifier again last week to 30 cals so I feel a bit defeated. I am totally not anti-formula...at all. Both of my boys eventually went that route. I just have such a hard time with fortifying b/c I feel like I work so hard to give her milk, but I end up giving her formula (albeit, mixed with BM) anyway. I have had a raw/cracked nipple since she was 2 months old and last week, my left nipple decided to join in on the fun.
I've started supplementing 2 feedings a day with 30 cal formula. This was my last shot at BFing, and I feel like such a failure. I just wish my darned boobs would cooperate, ya know?
Anyway, not sure why I'm posting other than I'm upset and needed to get it out somewhere with ladies that understand.
Thanks for reading.