I have just recently given birth to my daughter nearly 5 weeks ago (7/11/2005) When in hospital and at home she would not take to my breast, and I also got told that my nipple is "flat" anyway, when in hospital on day 2 I got really upset because she would not take to my breast and she was crying hysterically because she was hungry (I never want to hear that cry again!!) So when we got home I started pumping for her but I could only get up to 100ml in the morning and then maybe 20-50ml in the evening...obviously that was not enough for her! so I was also bottlefeeding her. I was really upset when I stopped pumping and put her on full time bottlefeed. I tried again to latch her after seeing a lactation consultant but that was no help to us. She was getting really angry because she was so used to the flow of the teat on bottles. I'm just wondering if I am able to start back up TRYING to breastfeed her again or is it too late? how long does it take for the milk to dry up? I have noticed lately I don't have to wear a breast pad so I am assuming by that it has decreased dramatically I feel like I have failed my daughter by not trying hard enough to breastfeed her but I want her to be happy and she seems happy with the formula now...have I left it too late?
Sorry I know most of that doesn't make alot of sence but I tried to describe my problem as easy as possible.