Insufficient Glandular Tissue is a real problem for some women

by Nashville Mama
(Nashville, TN, USA)

Insufficient Mammary Glandular Tissue is a real problem for some moms, like me, and should be addressed on sites like this or diagnosed by a Lactation Nurse/Consultant.

No matter what remedy I tried, and I tried them all for months on end, I never made more than 1 oz per breast at best. This was measured by weighing my babies #1 and #2 (2 yrs apart) intake before and after at a LC's office several times, by hand expression, and by pumping (with which I had the worst results).

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Apr 26, 2013
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I couldn't agree more
by: Sophie

I too have insufficient glandular tissue but no one would dare diagnose it for me! I tried breastfeeding for two months, with pumping, domperidone, massage, feeding every two hours... name it, I've tried it. But the only message I would get even from lactation consultant was that there was no link between the size of my breasts (at most an A cup while nursing...) and the amount of milk I produced...

In the end, sites like this one helped me realize that there was such a thing as low milk supply caused by hypoplastic breasts! Although I had a very hard time coping with this in the beginning, I am now bottle feeding with formula and my 5 month old couldn't be healthier!!

I do hope that it will be different with the next baby but only time will tell and I won't feel so guilty if it doesn't work.

Sophie

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