No Milk Large Breasts

by nikki
(England)

I'm 20 weeks into my 3rd pregnancy and iv never been able to breast feed.


I just don't have any milk not a drop. My nan could never feed either. My mum could.

My first baby the nurse said some mums just don't get milk and was nice about it. My 2nd baby when i was on the ward after the birth, a nurse asked why i was bottle feeding i told her i have no milk and she gave me a look and said iv never heard if that.

She made me feel like i was being lazy and didn't want to breast feed. It really did upset me. That was 16 yrs ago so when i found out i was pregnant again i was glad if the internet and looked for help and reasons , but there just isn't anything out there about this subject and i feel very alone.

Most sites the women have low milk supply. But i don't have any at all. There is nothing out there to reassure me or give me a reason why i never produce milk. None at all not even a tiny dribble iv got large breasts that stay large with pregnancy but get no signs or symptoms of milk.

It really is upsetting me that.feel alone on this. It seems this baby will be on formula milk too. Even though my girls are both fine healthy young women now id live to breast feed this one .

I just cant so got my bottles and will get formula and just hope i get a good nurse with a bit of sympathy for fact i have no milk. I'm not going to be looked at as a can't be bothered mother. I just wish i knew why so i could educate the ones who don't believe i cant produce even a drop .

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Oct 16, 2013
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No milk
by: Lyssa

There are several medical conditions that can cause low or no milk production, including malformation of the ducts (unlikely if you say you have large breasts), PCOS (which throws off your hormones so crucial to milk supply), and a thyroid imbalance (again, crucial in the production of the hormones needed for milk production)as the most common.

When baby is first born, a mother bakes a "first milk", a thick, yellowy substance called colostrum. This first milk is full of antibodies to help build baby's immune system and high in calories. Baby's tummy is tiny and, about the size of a marble when first born, and needs only a few spoonfuls of this colostrum in the first day or so of life.

Breastfeeding should start within the first hour after the birth when the baby is most alert. Feeding frequently (every hour or two) the first few days helps stimulate milk production. The more frequently one nurses, the faster the milk will usually come in. Milk normally comes in between days three and seven after birth.

If baby has a bad latch, a tongue tie, a lip tie, or poor suck, this can make it difficult for the baby to effectively get milk from the breast. Contacting a lactation consultant in your area should help you the first few days to rule out more obvious problems and help you discover how to be successful this time around.

Less than 3% of woman who are properly educated and have support cannot breastfeed. It is likely that you will have great success with breastfeeding this baby, although theoretically possible you may not be able to produce milk.

If you do need to supplement or exclusively use formula, it by no means makes you a bad mommy. You are clearly trying to do what is best for your baby, and sometimes that isn't always possible to be breastmilk. If you would like to use breastimlk even if you are unable to produce, you can look into obtaining donor breastmilk through a milk bank in your area, Eats on Feets, or Human Milk 4 Human Babies (both can be found on Facebook!)

Feb 11, 2015
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thank you
by: Anonymous

I also did not have my milk come in. Not colostrum, not anything... Despite efforts. There is no known reason why and such little support for this. Just people who go through the steps of what you should do and tell you its so rare that surely if you change a thing or two or try harder it will work. Well, it didn't and it stinks.

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