Re: Should I give up on breast feeding?
Mama, this is such an individual thing that we cannot tell you what you should do. You need to examine your own heart and discover what makes sense for YOU.
I know it must be very, very hard to do everything you can to ensure success and still fall short of your goal. But I think you should take pride in the fact that you have done something incredible, put in an amount of work that few people would have even contemplated, and managed to provide your baby with quite a lot of breastmilk. 15 oz per day is nothing to sneeze at! Especially when you have PCOS. You worked amazingly hard for that 15 oz.
One of the many beautiful things about breastfeeding is that it does not have to be all or nothing. And not that my opinion matters, but I think that if you decide to pump 3-4 times per day and supplement with formula, and nurse for the pure enjoyment of it, that is a very fair middle course.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"