When I was 18 years old I got surgery to correct inverted nipples. They were considered Grade 3 since they never came out. I've had them since I can remember. So when I turned 18, I decided to get the surgery done without anyone knowing, not even my parents. I just wanted to "look" normal. Having children and breastfeeding were far from my mind at that time. Well now I have two daughters, ages 1 & 3 and I have a baby boy due at the end of May.
I just recently told my Husband about this surgery because I was really embarrassed to talk about it. I also never told my previous midwife about it because I felt ashamed. But this time around I have a new midwife who is also a lactation consultant (thankfully) and she has high hopes for successful nursing this time around. But as I am doing more research on the corrective surgery for inverted nipples, I am having my doubts. They pretty much cut the milk ducts to make the nipple come out. I've only "leaked" out of my left side and nothing ever came out of my right. I am at least hoping I can nurse on one side successfully. I just really want this to work out.
I am hoping someone where has any experience with this and success stories. I just need some encouragement or hope. If I cannot breastfeed, I am hoping we can find a consistent donor to help us.
Thanks for reading! Hope to hear from you soon.