When breastfeeding doesn't work

So, this week is World Breastfeeding Week. As moms we all know breastfeeding isn't easy. There are so many challenges along the way and not everyone is able to breastfeed. Not being able to breastfeed can be very difficult to deal with emotionally. I want all moms to know that it is ok if breastfeeding didn't work for you. You did nothing wrong and you are a great mom!

If breastfeeding was difficult for you or didn't work please share your story here. It is nice to know that we are not alone and that others have gone through the same thing we have gone through.

    Not my story, but my mother's. She tried very hard to breastfeed me, but I was not getting enough to eat and she had to switch to formula. Hopefully when my time comes, I will be able to find a good, local lactation consultant who can help me if issues arise.
      I wasn't able to breastfeed Lucas due to flat nipples. He hated even trying to latch on so I pumped for him for a few weeks and then my supply was out.

      Question: For my next baby, am I able to start pumping before baby is born? I don't want to bother the hassle of trying to latch, just pumping everything is fine by me. Is that okay to do to get a supply ready for when baby is born?
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      Birth: November 24
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      ***Community Manager of Moms.com*** Mom to four amazing children. I am passionate about helping and supporting new moms as they enter into motherhood. I am a certified doula, certified childbirth educator and an accredited breastfeeding counselor.