Bear with me here as I'm sort of thinking out loud.
I'm currently pg with #3, and with my other 2 kids I've had a grand total of 8 days "breast feeding". I use that term very loosely. Anyway, neither of my others were feeders.
With DS we spent 5 days struggling and trying everything that every different midwife could throw at us to get things to work. He just wouldn't have a bar of it, I was rapidly spiralling into PND, he got formula and the world was a wonderful place.
With DD we got off to a great start. (With DS I'd had 5 days of intensive training so knew what to do ) She fed like a trooper for 3 days then just stopped opening her mouth enough to do anything useful. We stuck at it for 24 hours with no success at all, so it was formula for her. I refused to persevere only to end up with PND again, so I'm not interested in anyone saying I didn't stick with it for long enough. Even when she was having a bottle she would often barely take more than the end of the teat in her mouth, which makes me think that it really wasn't going to work anyway.
So that's the background. I will give it a go again this time, but after having 2 bubs who wouldn't feed properly I'm not going in with high hopes. Has anyone else had a bub who just didn't "get it"? Did you stick with it? Were you successful?
I'd be interested to hear other's thoughts.