I’m so flaky these days… I was supposed to add this to her post but totally forgot until this morning. D’oh! Sorry!
So, the Mothering.Commune boards are lovely. I just got involved. I love it.
And on the nursing board, I found lots of info on Goat’s Rue, how it can grow breast tissue, help increase breast milk, and regulate blood sugar. WOOWOO.
Well, as you all know, I stopped breastfeeding. Moire weaned at 7 weeks. I have no breast tissue. And the only thing keeping me half-sane was knowing I’d tried EVERYTHING in my power to do the best for her. And now, I’ve got another option. I want to take it. I NEED to take it.
Plus, if I can grow breast tissue, I need an SNS to maybe start Moire nursing again. One of the longterm SNS’.
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Moire? That’s gorgeous!
I know the feeling! I also have tubular breat tissue, and I don’t make much milk! I have used the SNS, but I prefer the Lact-aid, awesome I tell ya! I nursed my second son for a year, and I am on baby #3, and we have been nursing with it for now 7 months. I make hardly any milk, so its mostly formula, so I am basically a bottle, but I like knowing she gets whatever little bit I have!And, from someone who has tried it all, typically, with tubular breast tissue, its not able to be re-grown, I have taken a lot of things, and nothing really worked, I pumped between feedings and just was stressed. I would suggest just to put your little one to the breast with the Lactaid and then work from there. It was a long road to realize I was not going to be able to provide a significant amount of milk for my child, but being able to have them at the breast is healing! ( I also had a c-section with my first, and I have had 2 successful VBACs!)
Good for you for trying whatever you can! I had breast reduction surgery in my teens and had to supplement extensively with both my boys (now ages 11 an 12). I succeeded in keeping them each at the breast for many years and even tandem nursed for 2 1/2 years by using the SNS with nearly every feeding for the first 1-2 years, literally. I appreciate the SNS because it has no disposable parts and I liked feeling that my need to supplement for my babies and not exclusively breastfeed did not contribute to the waste of petroleum products and an increase in landfill waste. Best of luck. Peace.
A great drug (available by prescription) is Domperidone. It is a gastrointestinal drug but has been proven in clinical trials to increase milk supply. I have a baby in the NICU for 4 months and I have been taking it to keep my milk flowing. Works like a charm within 3 days.
quote: It is a gastrointestinal drug but has been proven in clinical trials to increase milk supply.I tried everything to increase my milk supply, but when you have no breast tissue no amount of drugs can increase your supply. You have to increase the amount of breast tissue first. Which is what the goat’s rue will do. It’s actually started to work. I see a difference in how my nipple lies. There is more tissue on the underside of my breast.And soon, I’ll start galactogogues to increase milk supply as I attempt to relactate.HippyFreek