Quoting momento mori:" I'm pretty sure I didn't succeed at bf at her expense. If you want something, you have to fight for ... [snip!] ... Americans say? Three days to me isn't enough time to say that you failed at something. It's hardly enough time to get started."
It's not like I said, "oh he isn't latching...I'm just going to stop trying. no more no more."
I opted for the formula because he was legit starving. He lost a lot of weight, and actually gained some of it back after I started him on the formula. he weighed 7lbs 3oz when he was born and when we left the hospital he was down to 6lbs 11oz..how would you feel if your child was sitting in front of you starving?? Would you let him starve or do something about it? I'm not sure how much they are allowed to lose and still be "safe" but IMO that was too much and the fact that he was losing weight because of me was ripping me up inside...
My supply is growing right now, and believe me I've been trying. I've been trying to get him to latch multiple times a day, everyday, since I started him on formula. He just isn't taking it.
I do applaud you for your success, it's awesome. But once again... I AM TRYING. There's no need to even say that I've given up.