I agree it doesn't sound like a problem. Our breasts are not the same - different numbers of ducts and amounts of milk etc. How old is your baby? Have you had someone trying to help you get him to feed from you directly? Babies can latch on even after a gap of many weeks.
Is it really pos to still try and get him to latch? its been about 3 days that i have not tried to latch him on, would my milk supply meet his needs? If i could pay someone to live with me 24 7 till i am breast feeding i would.
I feel like ive let myself down now after reading some stories on here of people in the same situation as me and sucessfully breastfeeding in the end maybe i should of stuck with it abit longer
Please don't feel you've let yourself down - having a guilt trip doesn't help anybody, and things are hard enough at the beginning anyway! Milk supply will always match the demands placed on it, it's getting through the painful nipples and learning how to latch on which is the really tricky bit. Have you tried talking to anyone about it - the NCT breastfeeding line were great to me first time round, there is also La Leche league and hopefully you'll have a breastfeeding clinic somewhere near you for some support and advice. Good luck.
lollyheart - big hug It can be weeks and a baby can still latch on. I am a bf counsellor and just last week I worked with a mum whose baby had not latched on for 8 days and he latched on in front of me and fed really well. This really doesn't have to be the end for you. There are ways to get your supply up and ways to help get the baby back on the breast. And there are people out there who will help you all they can. I would start by ringing the NHS bfing helpline (you'll get through to a bf counsellor from the bf network or the ABM). The number is 0844 20 909 20. If you are in the South East you may even get me! Or phone the NCT helpline on 0300 33 00 771. If you don't get an answer hold on a bit as the call may go through to the next counsellor on the system if the first person is out. If still no luck google for the bfn supporterline or La Leche league number. We are lucky there are options in the UK. On the ABM website you can also find groups and drop-ins local to you. www.abm.me.uk Phone lines can talk to you about ways to boost your supply, ways to get him on and talk to you about latch and positioning. This IS possible. You just need to find some support.
I wish it was. I'm North London - Highgate. But do call someone. In Basingstoke there is stuff locally. You could call the number of the postnatal ward support group listed here for a start: http://www.breastfeeding-southeast.co.uk/NorthMidHampshire.htm
and try this http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/basingstoke-baptist-church.html