balancing hormones with the cysts?
My name's Alyse and I am a doula with extra training in lactation, however, my friend has come to me with concerns and I feel I can't offer her the support I know she deserves.
My friend had a emergency ceserean birth for her first baby and consequently was unable to breastfeed. She tried absolutely everything including seeking out advice from Dr. Newman. While she was able to get a little bit of milk it just wasn't substantial enough (about 3 oz for an entire day of pumping).
Now that she is pregnant with her second child she is worried about taking the same path. She wants to try for a VBAC or at least allow herself to labor before going in for another ceserean.
While, my other friend had the same predicament with the first and then an ample supply with the second I know that every situation is different. This particular friend of mine has cysts which was the reason for her first c-section.
I was just wondering what your thoughts are on helping her prepare to breastfeed this second time. Should she pump before birth to encourage milk supply? Are there suggestions for balancing hormones with the cysts?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated,