Re: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction
I am sorry you're having a rough time, mama! I admire your determination to make this work. That bfar.org site the PP linked to exists because a lot of mamas struggle with supply after breast surgeries. Do you have an IBCLC to help you? At the very least, she could help you get a hospital-grade pump with correctly sized shields, which is what you want and need to be using when you have supply issues. IDK, maybe you already have one? You could also talk to the IBCLC about the possibility of using other herbs- I've heard shahtaravi and goat's rue mentioned- and prescription drugs (Reglan, Domperidone) to boost your supply.
I do not mean this to be discouraging, but sometimes when a mama has real supply issues she has to redefine what breastfeeding success means for her. When a mom has had extensive breast surgery she has a strong chance of being one of the moms who must make her peace with what she can provide, and not sweat what she can't.
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