My son is 5 weeks old and we've had some breastfeeding problems. First off, they told me in the hospital i may never breast feed because i have "flat" nipples (they don't look "flat" to me), then i saw a nurse lactation consultant who gave me a nipple shield and a pump. the nipple shild helped, it was the only way i could get my overly frantic baby to latch on, and after he was 5 days old and i was engorged, and he wasn't nursing, i was relieved. But then the nipple shild kept pulling my left nipple in funny ways until i had a HUGE crack through it. At that point, i stopped using the nipple shield on the right side and started pumping on the left. After 2(ish) weeks of that with my nipple still not healed, and my postpartum depression getting worse and worse every time i breast fed, of course it gets worse, and i get mastitis on moth sides. I had been meticulous about emptying both breasts every time i fed, but got it nonetheless. I didn't breastfeed for 3 days, partially because of the pain, mostly because of the depression. I gave him formula and all the breast milk i had stored in the freezer. now i feel much better, my nipple is almost healed and i am happy and i love with my son again, and trying to nurse, and now I am out of milk. someone please help me!!! I want to nurse so bad and i know i have made mistakes but he's my first and i have no one to help me and i'm overwhelmed! I have been letting him nurse every time he's hungry on both sides but because only a couple drops are coming out, i'm still supplementing with formula. What do i do now!? Can i get my milk back? sorry this is so long, but i'm desperate!