Re: Milk supply not coming in?
Hi Mama! I'm sorry you and your baby got off to such a rough start.
It sounds like you should really go and see a lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC. Nothing beats hands-on help when you are struggling!
Do you still have the SNS? If so, supplement that way instead of by bottle so that your baby doesn't get hooked on the faster flow and start to reject the breast. And keep at it with the pumping, herbs, and Reglan! I know (from experience!) that it is incredibly draining, but it is the best way to increase your supply if your baby isn't doing the job on her own.
Yes, some women can't breastfeed due to insufficient glandular tissue. But the number of women who are truly physically incapable of producing milk is very small, probably <1%.
My pediatrician told me some women just can't do it (have inadequate milk ducts or something). Has anyone heard of this?
Other problems which can cause low milk supply include breast reduction/augmentation, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), hypothyroid (very common postpartum!), hyperthyroid, and retained placenta or placenta fragments. So go to your OB or primary care doc and get yourself thoroughly checked for any physical problems which could be inhibiting your supply!
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