New study suggests insulin affects milk production - what do we think?

(28 Posts)
DespicableYou Sat 06-Jul-13 21:07:21

for the brief link - am on my phone so can't google this properly... link here

I feel I should declare my interest here - after delivering dc1 who was nearly 10 pounds I struggled to b/f and she lost 20 per cent birthweight in 7 days.

I b/f her for 6 months with one bottle of formula at lunch and one at bedtime.

She fed constantly, was always hungry and grouchy and rvery bit of support and advice I got from mn/kellymom/nct said that low milk supply was either a myth or very rare.

What if its not?

tiktok Tue 09-Jul-13 08:08:27

Splatt, she should not have said that - poor show sad

edam Tue 09-Jul-13 22:41:45

despicable - no, you misunderstand. There is a lot of poor, bad and misleading information out there. Often spouted by healthcare professionals who actually know zip about b/f. That can mean people worry about poor supply when that isn't actually the issue, or the root cause of the issue. For some people, it will be, and that should be recognised and they should be given the right advice for their circumstances and their needs.

NatashaBee Tue 09-Jul-13 23:18:10

Will be interested to read the results of this. I have PCOS and always wondered whether this contributed to my inability to breast feed.

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