8 children, never produced milk

by Denise

I had 8 children, and I never produced one ounce of milk.

With my first baby, the doctor looked at me like I was a freak, because no matter what they gave me, my body didn't produce milk.

So when I had my second baby, I had put in my file, that for medical conditions I couldn't breast feed. That took away the rude people telling me, how bad a mother I was for bottle feeding my baby.

My children aren't stupid, they are healthy and no different from breast feed babies.

My poor daughter when she had her son, was reduced to tears, when she didn't produce any milk either, lucky for her, I was able to boot those people out, and explain that to her doctors about me.

She had my support and the support of her sister that can breastfeed. It seems in our family, from history at least one daughter will not be able to breastfeed.

I hope that the radical breastfeeding people will learn to understand, that for some strange reason, some woman can't produce milk.

So please just look at your baby after it has a full tummy and is healthy, because it is loved by it parents. Doesn't matter where the milk comes from, just the love your children receive. Denise

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Mar 27, 2013
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by: Anonymous

Dats true just give ur child al da love nd care she or he needs

Mar 28, 2013
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4 children
by: Anonymous

Omg amazing to at last get in touch with other women that can't produce ,I am the same just given birth to my fourth child and no milk at all in either.really nature does not work for everyone at all .infect it's heartbreaking trying when it doesn't

Mar 28, 2013
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4 children no milk
by: Anonymous

For me I am on my fourth child no milk ,so good o finally meet other women this happened to I was also reduced to tears by a number if ppl x

May 14, 2015
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I know your pain too well
by: Anonymous

I will always mourn that I will never know what that is like to exclusively feed a baby with my own breast milk :( . I am on my second and both times I produce only drops of milk and no one can tell me why. I am so sick of reading about 'how rare it is' it makes me feel like a freak of nature. My breasts look completely normal, my thyroid is normal. I've seen doctors, lactation specialists, done EVERYTHING to see if my supply could be increased and there's no effect. It makes me angry that no one can tell me why this is happening. I don't know why but I just want to know why they don't work. I feel like not knowing why adds to the frustration because when I say I've tried everything and I can't make milk the first thing people respond with is "Well have you tried...' YES, YES I HAVE. I have tried all the tips, pills, herbs, pumps, lactation teas/cookies, feeding every hour all hour, I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING. Just leave me alone and accept my diagnosis. How can I come to terms with this when no one will even believe me until I explain my story in full.

Even worse my baby was 'nursing' before her bottlefeeds so that we could at least simulate that relationship...but now that she is 4 months old she's figured out that it is pointless and just wants to go straight to the bottle. So now she just screams when I try to 'breastfeed' even if I give her some food first, try when she is sleepy. I tried finding information on nursing strikes but it's all geared to women that actually have a milk supply...there's no information on ending a nursing strike for women like me who are incapable of producing even a third of my baby's needs. Anyway, I am so heart broken. I just don't understand why I'm broken this way. WHy can't I do this when I want to so badly?!?! Everything else in life I can achieve if I just work really hard...but this is the one exception. I can't do anything about it. THanks for reading my rant.

Also, it turns out that my Grandmother couldn't make milk either...but my own mother had no issues. I'm wondering if there is a genetic condition?!?! Maybe we have the same problem.

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