I'd add to that and say that they may not have got there. After my milk initially came in, it disappeared again. I tried all the things I listed, but to no avail. I couldn't even get anything from pumping. When I switched to formula there was nothing to dry up, as there was no milk coming out.
I didn't give up due to low willpower. My willpower was focused around DD thriving - which she wasn't doing off my non existent milk. I think I had great support, but it just didn't work out for me.
At the time I felt terrible, but having seen DD grow into an intelligent, healthy, toddler I now only feel sad that I let people make me feel like a failure. I know that I wasn't, but new mums are so vulnerable.
Support takes all forms - and sometimes women need to know that it's OK if things don't go as planned.
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