Re: Please help me keep going...
I'm sorry your nursing experience has been so unpleasant! Do you have a nipple condom? It worked wonders for me in the early days. So did pumping to allow my nipples time to heal between nursing sessions. It gets easier I promise! I can't tell you how many times I wanted to give up during the first couple months, but I stuck with it and I'm glad I did.
As wonderful as nursing is, there is nothing wrong with formula. There are many healthy children that were formula fed and if it makes you happy is is OK to switch. If you're stressed out and uncomfortable it may be affecting your supply. Just know that switching to formula is not the end of the world. When I stopped thinking of formula as evil and nursing being the only option I felt like things got easier bc it felt like I was nursing bc I WANTED to not bc I HAD to.