mothers who are unable to produce milk
by Jessica LaBounty
I was very happy to find this site.
I had these same issues. Nursing my daughter was very important to me.
When I was pregnant my breast never got any bigger. After having my daughter, I was never engorged. I pumped every 1-2 hours, I saw a lactation consultant, I took herbs, and even reached out to my doctor and received a prescription. Nothing worked. I would only pump about 4 oz per day.
After 3 weeks of trying and getting less and less milk each day I pumped I finally switched to all formula.
I was absolutely heartbroken. I still feel like my daughter and I are missing out on so much together.
There is a lot of support for nursing mothers and mothers who choose formula, but none for mothers who are unable to produce milk. Reading about other moms who have had the same problems I've had really helps.