Today my little guy turned a week old. Out of those 7 days he has probably had more formula than breast milk which is heart breaking to me. I wanted to be exclusively breast feeding but the day he was born (he was an emergency csection) he was taken for phototherapy & needed extra fluids so they gave him formula. I wasn't able to produce enough milk to satisfy my baby so he continued getting formula & the milk I could pump since he wouldnt latch on. The day I was suppose to leave the hospital I started running a fever & was kept 3 extra days. I was hooked to an IV & had an incredibly hard time pumping or even attempting to get him to feed directly from my breast. The whole time I spent at the hospital my baby probably latched on successfully 4 times. The lactation consultants were beyond helpful, as were the nurses but my baby just wouldn't work with us. He would scream & cry & ultimately end up with formula. My nipples also do not fully extend which already makes it hard for him to latch on, but now he's constantly gotten bottle after bottle of formula which is easy to suck & he doesn't want to work for my milk.
I AM DESPERATE FOR HELP. I sincerely want to breastfeed so bad. It upsets me that I have to rely on formula, I don't want to use it. What can I do?!