@germin8 - That's a really interesting article. It makes me think about how many different reasons for the IGT label there are, and think again about how not enough is being done to figure out root causes of lactation insufficiency resulting from issues women experience at different stages, whether they be a primary glandular issue (i.e. something one is born with, which may be environmentally related), an issue with development during puberty (PCOS, etc), or something that goes wrong during or after pregnancy (inadequate progesterone, thyroid issues, etc.) I also think that pollutants and environmental issues might play a role in more than one of these stages.
It seems like the IGT label gets put on all of us, and obviously can sometimes can be reversed for future babies, if the magical storm of perfect hormones/circumstances falls into place. It doesn't have to be a 'be all end all' of breastfeeding failure in many cases. If only we could all figure out that magical formula is, I think a lot more of us could have successful breastfeeding experiences!
Edited by stgertrude - 4/22/12 at 11:41am