Little Ted (01-07-2013)
I've heard lots of people say that pcos makes breast feeding difficult. Not enough of the right hormones. With DS my milk still hadn't come in on day 4, I was still in hospital as I'd had a CS. Luckily for me, I had a nurse who was knowledgable in the area, so she had me expressing every hour until my milk finally arrived, then she advised routine expressing to keep my supply going for the first 6 weeks. I pumped at least twice a day between feeds and my supply finally came up to where it needed to be. My boy was 4 weeks prem, so a sleepy feeder, which made it more difficult. In the end, I fed him for 12 months. I doubt I would've gotten past the first few weeks without the advice I got from that nurse!
oops, never mind... Just went back and saw that you got UTD with cycle 2 of FSH, I remember now
Last edited by Violethope; 02-07-2013 at 08:14.
Wow never heard that pcos can affect milk supply? !? It won't even leave pur milk alone! ! Lol
Well I definitely defied that. I've got severe pcos like more than 40 cysts on one of my ovaries and I had heaps of milk. Heaps of colostrum too. I actually had too much milk. Had to express sometimes just to relieve them cause my son was getting to much. It took 1 yr for my milk to dry up!
Not saying this to show off but just to show that it can be wrong.
Violethope - That's great that you found someone who supported you with breast feeding and it worked for you. I had more issues than my low supply and it just wasn't to be for me but it wasn't until I had my difficulties that I read about the link with PCOS. Yes I had two rounds of FSH injections last time before falling pregnant with DD, Ob thought it would be a good idea to try letrozole this time just to see if it worked for me but also as he is away some of this month so didn't want to start injections as wants to be here to oversee them. I think it's worth a try who knows it may work. I will take it from cycle day 3 through to 7 so yes the same as clomid.
ProudMumma - I have heard of women with PCOS also having the same issue with milk as you ProudMumma so definitely doesn't effect everyone, suppose that's the strange thing about PCOS everyone seems to be effected with different symptoms, I don't have any issues with hair growth or insulin resistance but my main issue is acne.
It's due to the inconsistencies that it usually isn't talked about as being a potential issue. Pregnancy often evens out the hormones for a time - perhaps yours still stayed high and good for a long time - who knows! Probably something they need to do more research into.
I never had a problem with supply either
I could shoot milk across the room some days!
I've only just stopped BFing (not by choice) ds self weaned at 12 months
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