I am due in August, and have a history of traumatic breast injuries and reconstructive surgeries. I have been reading several books, including a book about breastfeeding after reduction surgery (the closest thing I could find to my actual injuries and subsequent surgeries), and "making more milk", as well as "The womanly art of breastfeeding." My main concern is that I will be fighting with decreased milk production constantly because there is some nerve damage in both breasts,and I expect to contend with staff at the hospital so that when I have to tell them about my injuries, and they will try to push unnecessary supplementation on me. It is said in "making milk" that expressing colostrum at week 34 of pregnancy and storing it for use in the hospital may help to increase milk production overall, and anything I can do to get a head start would be great. I would likely spoon or finger feed my daughter with the stored colostrum. Has anyone done this and if so, what were your results? I am aware that breast stimulation in pregnancy can cause contractions due to a release of oxytocin, however I have not noted any contractions when I express a few drops thus far, and am very careful about watching for them.