Low milk supply

Thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts...I felt so alone in this problem and it puts me a little at ease knowing there are others out there.

I wasn't able to breastfeed my first child, and after that experience, didn't think I would feel so strongly about trying again with the second.

It amazes me at how hard it has been the second time around as well. I have tried everything, herbs, pumping, oatmeal at every meal, special milk producing cookies (lol), ect. The lactation group at the hospital has been absolutely wonderful this time around and have provided me so much literature (Living with Chronic Low Milk Supply, A Basic Guide, by Angie Cannon, D.M.A http://www.mobimotherhood.org/MM/article-lms.aspx).

I finally understand why I probably do not produce milk, although funny how that doesn't seem to help the emotional pull I feel. There is a stigma put out in the world, even one nurse looked at me saying "what do you mean you don't have any milk?"

It is possible that a mother does not produce milk, and I think there needs to be more awareness regarding this issue. I have decided I can't attempt any longer...spending quality time with both my girls is really the most important part of the day, and making sure they are both happy and healthy is what parenting is all about.

It is definitely something that is hard to let go of, but in the end it will be better for the family as a whole. It has been great to hear from all you wonderful MOMs...keep doing what we do best - LOVE!

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