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I can make MILK!

post #1 of 11
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I did a breast massage today and colostrum came out!!!!

Since I had a breast reduction, this is a REALLY big deal for me. I didn't even know if my breasts would do ANYTHING.



I bought a nursing bra to celebrate.
post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by SeattleRain View Post
I did a breast massage today and colostrum came out!!!!

Since I had a breast reduction, this is a REALLY big deal for me. I didn't even know if my breasts would do ANYTHING.



I bought a nursing bra to celebrate.
WONDERFUL!!!
post #3 of 11
Whoo-hoo!!!!
post #4 of 11
Amazing!! Hope you have an easy time of nursing!
post #5 of 11
Good for you!
post #6 of 11
Congratulations!
That is so encouraging!
I had breast reduction in 2002 and am at 9 weeks now (early, I know), but I've been totally freaking out about whether or not I could breast feed. Glad to hear it's possible!
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Well I don't know if its possible, all I know is that I can make colostrum. I'm sure I'll keep everyone "abreast" of my progress one my son is born.
post #8 of 11
Awesome! That must be such a relief and joyful thing to find out in your circumstances.

I have known two people who had breast reductions and they both managed to breastfeed, one partially and one exclusively so there is a lot hope.
post #9 of 11
A friend of mine had a breast reduction, and she was able to produce milk after her son's birth. She had pretty much convinced herself it wasn't going to work, and it was amazing! Glad to hear the good news! Hoping for the best!
post #10 of 11
How encouraging for you! What great news.
post #11 of 11
That's fantastic! My good friend had the kind of reduction where they actually remove your nipples and then sew them back on. She was convinced that she could not nurse and only half-heartedly attempted it with her first. During her second pregnancy, she researched the topic more and is now exclusively nursing her second. It IS possible! Make sure that you line up support right now so that you have an army of helpers there to encourage you. If you don't have a lot of friends with nursing experience, try LLL or The Nursing Mothers Council. Congrats!
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