Breastfeeding is hard. I also remember bleeding nipples
And crying when feeding.. Like a pp, the hydrogel discs, together with lansinoh cream, were a godsend...
Don't worry about your mother in law. Many oldies around the 1970's/80's were conned into formula feeding, it was very big back then. The pendulum has now swung the other way. I like how pp referred to her Doctor when confronted with
Disapproval ("my doctor is happy with things so until that changes im happy").
My hubby gives bubba a bottle of expressed milk in the evening. I wanted him to do that to help with bonding. Its great watching him feed bub. An occasional bottle has a plus: on Saturdays hubby will give the first feed and let me have a sleep in or go grab a coffee by myself. But seriously, bottles are a personal decision. You do what you want to do and don't let anyone bully you into doing otherwise. Breast of luck with the feeding