You can stop bf whenever you want its ur choice. However you can not stop cold turkey cuz u will necome engorged and thats very painful. Your supposed to bf thru ur mastitis. It sounds like ur not breastfeeding enough if ur engorged. And cracked nipples is from not properly latching baby.
Breastfeeding should not hurt like tht. Consult ur local health department or la leche league for help. Dont giv up. The benefits of breastfeeding far outweigh formula and if u can get it goin again its worth the pain right now.
You got to do whats right for you and bub. Bf is not compulsory. And no one expects you to be a mater and sacrifice your body and mind just for bf. I stopped at 4wks because he was underweight and couldn't get what he needed from me. He thrived on formula and 13mths later still hasn't had his first cold.
Yea I agree with all the mommies. And also the first few weeks are the hardest if breastfeeding is what you'd rally like to do try pumping for a bit till you feel better and then try again with baby also it could be baby sucking somewhat incorrectly. One other thought they make things called nipple shields so that goes over you so baby isn't actually on your nipple to hurt you I would definitely try that :-) I've never used one but heard great things about them especially with the difficulties your having. Hope that helps :-) good luck!
Thank you so much everyone!!! ♡♡♡
I had alot of problems too but if u really wanna bf try to push thru do all the tricks tall to a lactation consultant or le leche league I guarantee it'll get better but if it doesn't work out thats ok too as long as baby is happy
Me too for the first few months all i did was pump my breast milk and supplement with formula and I would also trying putting them to my breast once the pain was all over with its work but worth it if u want to keep breastfeeding but it's all up too u don't let anybody make u feel bad good luck...
While I support breastfeeding over formula feeding-a baby's gotta eat. Do what YOU as his mother think is best. If breast milk is what you want him to have and pumping and using a bottle is more comfortable for you, then go for it.
Yes I did with my 2 boys.. I did breastfeed for about 2 weeks then switched to formula and my boys are healthy and smart..