This is something very close to my heart as I had a very low milk supply. By day 3 my baby was screaming with hunger. It was confronting not only because of the physical expression and the tiredness post birth, but also because it made me question my ability as a mother. How could I be a good mother if I cant provide the most basic of functions for my baby.
Needless to say I could not watch my baby screaming from hunger and we gave her formula top up, which later of course became the main feed; and at about 3 months my daughter refused the breast all together. I tried SNS but it was too late. I had tried expressing, all of the herbs, teas, drinks, food and medication I heard about. I had tried everything. I expressed and fed her from a bottle until 6 months post which she was exclusively on formula.
Anyway, this is a great article. Well worth a read.
P.S And the moral of this story. Do what's right for you and your family. Not what anyone else tells you is the right thing. Trust in yourself.