I hope I am putting this in the correct spot.
My ds is five weeks old, he was born five weeks early and spent six days in the NICU. Long story short he was given formula until I could pump for him. I was at a different hospital and away from him for about 24 hours. They then continued to give him formula. After he was discharged his doctor here asked me to give him formula every other feeding. I was not successful in BF my dd who is five and I have been trying so hard to do so this time. I am not sure if we have a latch problem or not. I have a painful letdown and some nipple pain in between feedings. Usually it only hurts during feeding for the first 30 seconds or so. I have called and tried to get help but the only place that was willing to help me charges $70 for the consultation and I just went back to work so I cannot afford this.
I have been trying to pump as well so that I can maintain and/or increase my supply but my pump broke so now I have a hospital grade but I am having trouble with that as well. I really do not want to give up but I am getting frustrated.
Thanks for reading and I apologize for it being so long.