- Nov 16, 2015
Considering I am 6 months post partum, I spend a lot of time chatting with other moms on forums and with friends that have also had babies. It seems that there is a belief that just about every woman can breastfeed if she tries hard enough, and that only like 1% of women are structurally inept for breastfeeding (so says a lot of pro bf sites and books). However I have run into a handful of women who just didn't produce enough. Personally, I have twins and was vastly under producing for them and in the process getting all kinds of plugged ducts and cysts from the demands of the breast pump/mouths. I gave up around 10 weeks bc I was never sleeping which was making my production go even lower. I know hypothyroid is often an issue with lack of milk, but what if that's not it? Clearly prolactin is involved? Any thoughts on how to change ones health so that breastfeeding would be successful in future pregnancies? I remember talking to my doctor about it and his only solution was to give me a drug to increase prolactin, but which had insane side effects like facial twitching.