Hi, this is my first post though I have been reading this forum for the last week since my baby has had feeding issues.
The bottom line is, I just stumbled across information about my breast condition that basically States I have insufficient mammary glands and thus cannot truly increase my milk supply past what I have now which is less than 8oz a day (and that's pumping about 10 times a day). I just came across this information in stead of being informed by a lactation consultant or my obgyn because I had a breast augmentation to correct the aesthetic problem. I had constricted or tubular breasts, something often associated with PCOS. I don't think I have Pcos, but I am now aware of the tissue deficiency associated with tubular breasts which I definately had...or have though they look a lot more normal with implants. So I apparently have fewer mammary glands than average women... or very few period. I have been working like a slave to increase my milk supply by pumping and breastfeeding and pumping more and I am lucky to produce an ounce in a 3 hour period. I am taking herbal supplements, the more milk special blend by mothers love...I am drowning in water, eating all the right foods, massaging, using warm compresses, having my son breast feed and then pumping... but no change in supply.
I am really discouraged that this deformity is affecting my ability to provide the best nutrition for my baby, I was wondering if anyone has this condition or has heard ofwomen who breastfed successfully despite it. For now I will continue to pump and feed what I can get & supplement that for as long as I have milk, but I am so frustrated finding this information about my inadequate breasts