I had my son 2 years ago, born at 36+5 by EMCS after my waters broke at 36+1 and labour didn’t progress after a failed induction. It was a pretty awful experience!
He had a tongue tie and latching issues, so I had to try and pump but only ever produced very little. After 10 days of pumping every 3 hours I would still only get a max of 10ml in total. I went to see a lactation consultant and she looked at my boobs and said I had insufficient milk glands and would never be able to produce enough milk to feed my son. She advised giving myself a break and switching to exclusively formula feeding, which I reluctantly did. I’m now 5.5 weeks pregnant again, and would really love to be able to feed this baby. I’ve read a lot of info about lack of milk supply, and it seems that there are lots of issues for this. My breasts got bigger, but not huge and it felt like my milk never ‘came in’. Has anyone had this with a previous pregnancy, but managed to feed successfully second time around? I thought about speaking to my midwife when I have my booking in appointment, but my experience last time was that they couldn’t find an issue and put it down to being one of those things. I’m hoping someone has some experience of medication or anything during pregnancy which has encouraged milk duct growth?
Insufficient milk ducts first time round, will I be able to BF baby this time?
Monts45 · 09/07/2020 14:07
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