Today, 01:50 AM
Hello, I'm new here.
I am currently 38 weeks pregnant with my second child. While I have everything ready for her impending arrival (Valentine's Day), I cannot shake my anxiety when it comes to attempting to create a successful breastfeeding relationship this time around. My son was born in 2014, and I was 100% certain that he would be ebf. I took classes and educated myself through some books, but the thought that I would not be able to nurture my baby with an adequate supply never even crossed my mind. It made my failure all the more devastating.
I truly tried every last thing that I could to try to up my milk production, and while I do realize I had a plethora of certain factors that made things more difficult; after doing some research, I do believe that I may have hypoplastic breasts.
Let me back up a moment and say that over 10 years ago I had breast augmentation surgery. Preoperatively, I did not have tubular shaped breasts, rather I had absolutely no breasts. I am not a small person and I literally had nothing but nipples. I was so happy with the results, but I had no way of knowing that it would cause me problems down the road because my breasts look very normal and full and I think that may have worked against me as even though I did advise my lactation consultants, doctors, peds, etc that I had had breast augmentation, no one even brought up hypoplasia. I have only recently found some information on the subject during this pregnancy.