I am having lactation problems with my newborn. There seems to be very little milk for the baby and I need to supplement the baby's supply with powder milk.
Please don't get hung up about this - if you need to switch to bottle feeding then do so, with a clear and happy conscience. Remember, any distress, difficulty and upset will communicate itself to your child, so a happier, serene, calmer feeding time is best for both of you. And if it has to be with a bottle, so be it. You are not a failure if you put your baby's health, well-being and serenity first, are you?
All this bulls**t about 'Breast is best' is just that. Bulls**t. I breastfed my first for three months, until my milk dried up. She was very happy and content to switch to a bottle, with no problem.
My second had a cleft palate (very slight and mild, no big deal) but breastfeeding was both a struggle and an ordeal from day one.I persevered for two days, and then this three-day-old baby was switched to a bottle, again, with no problem at all. She thrived,and was calm and content.
Both girls are now bright, vivacious, well-adjusted, intelligent and clever adults. No difference at all between the two.