Re: curious, for a friend.
Both my grandmas were told that they had no milk. Back in their day, breastfeeding was actively discouraged by the medical profession- it was so unscientific, after all!- and in addition, doctors knew very little about it, so they were likely to give advice that was detrimental to breastfeeding, like "Don't feed your baby more often than every 4 hours" or "Don't hold your baby too much" or "Babies need solids once they are 3 weeks old," or "Your baby isn't gaining weight fast enough, your milk must be weak."
Originally Posted by @llli*andreafromohio
It is definitely possible for your friend to nurse her next baby with more success than she did her first one. Many moms notice that their milk comes in faster with subsequent babies, and I think it's pretty common for a mom who struggled with her supply the first time around to have no trouble with her second baby. The more she educates herself about breastfeeding, the more likely it is that it will go well. She can go to a LLL meeting, she can join this forum (), she can read up on breastfeeding. Some of my favorite breastfeeding books are:
The Breastfeeding Cafe by Barbara Behrman
The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by LLL
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