I thought this was support, obviously not

by L

I thought this site was about supporting mums who can't breastfeed, all I can see is that you are telling people that all problems can be solved. As a mum who was suicidal over inability to breastfeed and received no help at all, this is not helpful at all and makes me feel even worse.

You should include information about women like myself with breast deformities and acknowledge that some women, whatever they do, just cannot breastfeed.

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Mar 18, 2011
by: Tracy


I'm sorry you feel that way, but what made you think that this site was only for moms who couldn't breastfeed?

If I can help those moms who have problems breastfeeding, why not? It prevents them from becoming depressed and feeling like less than a woman.

I actually do have information on my site on breast abnormalities and support for those moms who cannot breastfeed...

- Moms who cannot breastfeed (read the comments)

- Hypoplastic breasts

I also have a lot of info on my low milk supply page, for moms who do not produce enough milk, it explains the different things that could be causing this, which helps for understanding why some woman cannot breastfeed.

If you have suggestions on something that would make you feel like you have more support on this matter...please do suggest, I would love to help more moms on this subject...because I was one of those moms that failed with breastfeeding the first time around.

No hard feelings ;-)

Feb 21, 2012
I actually found this a comfort.
by: Anonymous

I'm currently breastfeeding my 2nd child. She is 5 months now. With my son, I breastfeeding until 9 months then went straight to goats milk, then later to homogenized milk.

I stopped at 9 months because I was at the point where I was exclusively feeding my son from my right breast, (for months), because I lost my milk in my left breast due to poor latching. My left breast has an inverted nipple. Pretty painful.

Now, with baby #2 I'm worried about the same problem occurring. So I've forced myself to feed more on the inverted nipple.

I was so sore, bleeding, and crying too at times while feeding just after she was born. But I purchased nipple shields to get me through a couple of weeks, then discarded them.the guards, and cream helped me heal enough to continue, but threw them out knowing they would jeopardize my milk supply if used too long.

So now, 5 months later, I have more milk in one breast than the other but the situation is better this time around. It's tough but I'm glad it's worked out so far.

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