I don't know what you mean by forever, but, as I stated before, I used the lact-aid for the first year. After that I ditched it. He continued to breast feed until he was 2. When he was 9 months old, we went away, and I actually forgot my lact-aid (or some essential part...I don't remember). Anyway, I panicked and thought that would be the end of our breastfeeding relationship. However, I fed him first, and then give him a bottle. He was fine. It was only for about a week, but it was relieving.
With my first child, I used the SNS, and it was SO frustrating, I gave up after 6 weeks. I figured the stress involved was counterproductive (hence, my suggestion to use Rescue Remedy, which I SWEAR really helps). I breastfed her first and bottle fed her afterward. At 6 or 7 months, she absolutely REFUSED to breastfeed. I think she was just fed up with not getting enough milk.
So, for me, it was totally worth it with the second. And it gets to be super easy. And yes, it is that different.
I sent a link for MOBI Motherhood in my last post, but I'm doing it again. 2 different parts. They have a yahoo group of the most amazing bunch of ladies with various breastfeeding challenges. They are compassionate, non-judgemental, and extremely knowledgable. I found them to be an invaluable resource. So the first link is a link to the herbs that can help increase breast tissue and supply, and the second for their yahoo group:http://www.mobimotherhood.org/MM/portal-Nutrition.aspxhttp://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/mobi/