Hi all (this a cross-post from I'm Pregnant Forum)-
I know that there are posts available in the archives, but I was hoping to connect with some other currently expecting/BF'ng mommas who are in a similar situation.
I am currently 27 weeks along with my second baby. My first is 2y 9 mos. I had a reduction approximately 14 years ago. With my first, i didn't do much to prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy (partly because i was told that the outcome would be very unpredictable and little I could do but wait and see), had a very slow start and never produced enough to EBF. We supplemented starting day 6 after DS lost 1lb. I breastfeed until 14 weeks. I used fenugreek and mother's milk tea, sought guidance from an LC but never made enough.
I really, really want to try again. Is anyone in a similar situation or has been? Is there anything i can do before delivery to prepare my body to make more? I am going to see if insurance will cover an LC visit before I deliver but am also requesting to see LC immediately after delivery and access a hospital grade pump if that's what i should do?
Any guidance and support is so greatly appreciated