I am hoping someone here will have some experience with what I am going through. I am new to these forums but I am so excited to have found this site--y'all are my kind of people!
I have Insufficient Glandular Tissue/hypoplastic breasts. My breasts are very asymmetric and the LC at the hospital confirmed that I have very little glandular tissue in my smaller breast, and probably "not enough" in my larger one. I desperately want to exclusively breastfeed but I am starting to accept that that is not possible for me. DS is 6 1/2 weeks old, and we have had to supplement with formula since he was less than a week old because he lost so much weight so fast in the hospital (we were both kept in the hospital for 6 days, him for a pneumothorax and breastmilk jaundice, me for very high blood pressure).
I have tried lots of things--breastfeeding and/or pumping every two hours, pumping right after breastfeeding, drinking LOTS of water, eating well, getting more sleep, fenugreek tea, fenugreek pills (3 pills 3 times a day), Lactation Blend pills, eating oatmeal--and nothing has helped enough. At his pediatrician once they weighed him before and after breastfeeding for 40 minutes and he gained less than an ounce. The most I have ever gotten from pumping was 1 1/4 ounces on my larger breast (I only get several drops from my smaller one), but 1/2 to 3/4 of an ounce is more usual.
Anyway, my point to all this is, in one of my near-daily internet searches for a solution, I came across a site selling Goat's Rue. Supposedly it can actually stimulate the growth of breast tissue. Has anyone tried it? Have you had any success, and if so, how long did it take until you noticed results? Thanks for any help, and for bearing with my rambling.