Hello. I didn't know where to post this thread. I am sure there must be many women like me so please let me know where you are (which forum posting).
My first baby was conceived via IVF in 2011. I had an easy pregnancy but did notice my boobs never changed whilst pregnant. By Day 4 my milk had not come in and I started to worry as every nurse would ask if my boobs felt hard yet. No, No, No were my responses. Day 6 after pumping regular, putting bub to breast every other moment and taking domperidone, I still had no breast milk and bub had lost more than 10% body weight.
Now for all you breast feeding goddess I just want to make it very clear that not all women produce milk. I've read many articles where women state they don't believe women can't make milk. Well, guess what? I can't!!! I pumped every minute of the day, had a lactation consultant, ate/drank herbs, took prescription drugs and got a miserable 40ml of milk. And yes, ofcourse I gave this to my bub. I was desperate to breast feed and ended up doing so for 9 months. Still after pumping around the clock...no breast milk.
I am now 15 weeks pregnant with #2 and no breast changes. I don't expect it will be different from last time but I would like it to be. I have read about breast hypoplasia and will discuss my possible lack of glandular tissue with the midwife at my next visit.
Anyone have any experience or knowledge in this area? Breast feeding is spoken about as though women have a choice whether to or not. But some women have no choice.