Thanks for your replies...
durhamgrrl, yes I know what you mean...it feels like such a bitter disappointment that something you want to do and should be natural is so elusive no matter how hard you try. I don't think people who have not had this experience really understand and it's easy to say oh just give formula instead but it tears you up every time you give the formula. I never thought it would affect me like this (but then I guess I always thought that BFing would be hard work but straightforward).
Xerex, it's so encouraging to read your post. To know that at least one person succeeded really helps.
umbribyz, sorry you're not feeling so good. I hope that you feel better soon and all the best with your BFing endeavours...you are working so hard to do the best for your LO.
djs.mom, Eleanor was just having brick red deposits with v little liquid for the first couple of weeks.
well I'm pleased to report that over the last few days, we've been reducing formula again and yesterday we were back at 8oz.
However, Eleanor was quite distressed last night. She didn't need more food and there was no obvious problem but every time I put her down she started screaming (even though she seemed fast asleep before I put her down). She never does this normally. She's been drooling a lot more over the past week or so and has started chewing her fist....could this be the start of teething. Her cheeks haven't been red much so I didn't think it was.