Hello , I had my daughter 5 weeks ago and I am breastfeeding. My daughter has been getting 2 or 3 formula bottles a day too since she was 2 days old as i couldnt keep up with her constant feeding as my nipples were really sore and cracked. As much as i wanted to give up BF I didn't and haven't still lol . Some days are good and some days i want to give up again.
I am having issues with my daughter latching , especially at times she wants to cluster feed but I can't keep up with her as she gets so agitated and is on and off for hours at a time. I always offer both breasts until shes finished but she still seems so hungry and upset when she cannot latch . Her clusters last for upto 5 houra sometimes and there is like a 10 min to 30 min break between them. I think she gets agitated when my flow slows down but sometimes i dnt knw whats wrong as she suffers with colic sometimes and has trouble going to the toilet which she is on lactulose for. I feel like some days she is so miserable. Following advice on kelly mom i am reducing the formula by an ounce every 3 days as i only want her to have breastmilk but feel like it may not work due to her latching issues, but we have come down to 5 ounces a day from 8 and she is coping with that.