more support needed

by Elizabeth

hey there... i have tubular breasts, and have been very lucky to now be 5 days post op....

What I noticed when I was looking around for help and advice with the condition, is that while there is plenty of articles and information regarding the condition, there is no place where women can ask questions with other sufferers...

So i created a secret FB support group. You have to request an confirmed by an admin, none know your in the group, it doesn't show up in news feeds, your posts can only be seen by other group members, and best of all...i will ensure only REAL people stay in the group!!

please feel free to come along and join. xx

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Breast spacing concerns

by Amanda
(Jacksonville, AR)

Ok, I need to know the truth about what I am capable of!

I was told twice by a Certified lactation consultant after having my 2nd and 3rd child that: "Your breasts are too far apart and you will probably never produce 'enough' milk for your child" Ok I had an emergency c-section with my first child and scheduled c-sections thereafter (following bad advice) and the longest I ever breast fed was 10 days with my third baby.

I have this opportunity to do better with number four and I REALLY want too! I feel like I'm missing out on something so beautiful and I hate myself for giving up so easily and letting the "so called professionals" discourage me!

Please help! I can't seem to find any information on this subject at all. Is it a real thing!? Is there anything I can do to overcome it? It's not like my breasts are small! I'm currently a 'D' any info would be greatly appreciated!!


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Jul 16, 2013
low milk supply?
by: Tracy, CBC, CLD


When you breastfed your baby for ten days, did you have milk? Did you hear baby swallowing while feeding? Did you feel a letd-own?


Jul 17, 2013
Response to previous comment
by: Amanda Macy

When I nursed for ten days, it took 7 for my milk to come in at all, so there was no swallowing for the first seven days and after that, I did start to feel the "let down."

Jul 18, 2013
the benefits
by: Tracy


Its very strange for me that they said that you would not produce enough milk, just because of the spacing between your breasts.

I would suggest you try to breastfeed anyways, because any amount of breast milk will be beneficial for baby.

Also there are other benefits such as bonding, oral development and such. Even if you do need to use a supplemental feeder, you could then build your own milk supply.

Some moms who have hypo-plastic breasts, have managed to breastfeed or partially breastfeed and since you said your breasts are full...I don't think you have this problem.

Please educate yourself on the benefits of breastfeeding...

- The benefits of breastfeeding
- The benefits of breastfeeding for mom
- The immunity of breastfeeding
- Gut protection through breast milk

Oct 06, 2017
Second time brest feeding
by: Anonymous

I was also told this when I had my first visit with a location consultant the first day in the hospital after delivering my first child. I was shocked. I'm an a cup and have always worried about being able to produce enough milk. But I did a lot of research and felt confident that my size did not matter. I had never heard or read anything about spacing being a concern! I brushed her off and stuck to my instinct. I nursed my first until she was 18 months and am now nursing my second child who is 13 months. I've never had to supplement. Everyone's body is different though work closely with your baby and a lactation consultant who is supportive. And if things don't work out and you have to supplement or exclusively formula feed you are still a great mom and giving your baby a great start just by trying!

Jul 19, 2018
Breast feeding with wideset breasts
by: Anonymous

My breasts are a full bandwidth apart, and I managed to breastfeed both my children for eight weeks and 12 weeks respectively. I had massive milk production.

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