Well, I decided to give breastfeeding another try. I've never had any success with my other children but really wanted to try again. Caeden was really sleepy for the first 12 hours after he was born and wouldn't latch on. The hospital had me expressing my milk and feeding him with a syringe as they were worried he wouldn't feed. I could never get him to latch on after that and switched to formula in hospital as I was just so worried about him not feeding.
However, I'd bought a double breast pump and decided to carry on expressing when he came home as I really wanted to give him the benefits of my milk, at first I had to top him up with formula as I wasn't making enough for him but now I've built my supply up I'm exclusively expressing my milk and giving it to him in a bottle. I just find breast feeding impossible but at least this way he is getting my milk. It's hard work I'm having to express every 2-3 hours through the day and every 4-5 hours through the night to keep up with him but I'm going to stick it as long as I'm able to as there are so many bugs around at the moment and this will give him some immunity.
How are you finding the breastfeeding? Hope you are having better luck than me.