With my 2nd babe I started to get colostrum at 7 mos and I was excited since I wasn't able to bf my 1st. (I had a breast reduction and no amount of pumping/ supplements helped, and I did them all, yes I did....) Anyhow I was excited with #2 that I was getting something early, then still nothing after the baby came, no more than drops, he actually lost weight with each bf session. Boo. And now here I am at 20 weeks and colostrum again! More this time. Good sign? Any LCs out there? I've heard there's a massage I can do to help with milk production after a reduction, any ideas on this? I would really like to be able to bf this time, and I know with each menstrual cycle and pregnancy that you grow more ducts, but golly I don't want to get my hopes up to be dashed again.
Also I really did try. I get weary of folks suggesting I was lazy or that I really didn't try. I did. I was pumping for 20 mins a time 10 times a day for 4 months before it was apparent that I'd get nothing, and I did this while I fixes a bad latch and struggled with a nipple shield and an SNS. (I did fix my baby's latch though!)