Couldn't Breastfeed ended up using Formula
Been there, got the T-shirt. It's devastating to want to breastfeed and not be able to.
I wanted a natural birth and had to have an emergency C-section. I wanted to breastfeed, and at the 10-day checkup my baby was still loosing weight from her birth weight. The doctor said feed her as much of your milk as you can (which was very little, sadly) and supplement with as much formula as she needs.
The aim is that our babies are healthy, develop, and grow. Instead of focussing on the negative, maybe we should be grateful that we live in places that have formula milk available with which we can feed our babies - imagine having nothing at all to give them.
I have a happy, healthy baby and for this I feel profound, deep and humble gratitude - every day.
May I never become complacent enough to forget this feeling.