Just wondering if there are others out there that had to give up on breastfeeding. We have been struggling from the beginning. By the time I saw the lactation consultant at the hospital I was in so much pain that I had a hard time self expressing milk. She told me to let my nipples heal and pump until they are healed. I have been pumping about 7 times a day and breastfeeding at least once. I generally only pump 2 or 2.5 oz total but will rarely get 3 oz. My LO will eat at least 3 oz and seems to be preferring 3.5 lately. I've tried nursing her more but the pain is too bad. Also, after 45 min of breastfeeding this morning she still wanted 2 oz of milk after. This is generally the case. LO appears to be feeding well and I hear swallowing so I am not sure what we could do differently. I also have pain when I pump. Often the pain is worse after. The pain is definitely worse after I breastfeed. I feel stabbing pain after the feeding and I just want to lie down. Two lactation consultants have confirmed a good latch. Finally the second one suggested that I have thrush so my LO and I have been treated since Tuesday. I don't feel much better yet. I'm taking fenugreek, drinking mothers milk tea, and eating oatmeal with no real increase in supply. I had my thyroid hormones checked because half of my thyroid was removed several years ago and they are normal. I was prescribed nipple cream that didnt solve my problems. I'm just getting to the point where it doesn't seem like this is working for us and it is very disappointing. Im not sure when I should just call it quits and solely formula feed. It just seems like I'm not making enough milk and the pain is making me enjoy my time with my LO less. Not to mention I'm not sure how I will accomplish feeding and pumping when my husband goes back to work. Anyone else feel like this?