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i had some serious supply issues with dd#1-my milk never "came in", we pumped, took herbs, domperidone-ended up having to supplement although she did bf for 2 years. i was a nervous new mom, gave birth to anna in a hospital, a pushy lc (who had never bf herself or had any children) who kept saying i was "doing it wrong" because i couldn't figure out the football hold, nurses who gave anna sugar water and pacifiers and a very sleepy baby. so we basically went off to a bad start.this time around we're going for a birth center (these things can't be planned exactly but we hope) and i am more c confident in my mothering skills and breastfeeding; having just weaned anna.<br>
have any moms out there had supply issues with the first but not with the second? i am hoping and praying it was all circumstantial and not some anatomical problem.
 

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Hard to say. Sounds like you got off to a bad start, and had some poor "help."<br><br>
Maybe shop around for a more sympathetic and knowledgable LC a few weeks before the birth? how about going to few LLL mtgs before the birth as well? They welcome pg moms with open arms.<br><br>
I think if you feel more prepared and confident already, you are off to a better start. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">have any moms out there had supply issues with the first but not with the second? i am hoping and praying it was all circumstantial and not some anatomical problem.</div>
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me me me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
My firstborn had the most terrible time nursing. She was tongue-tied, and born too early via cesarean, my milk didn't come in for six days, and DD just couldn't nurse effectively or even stimulate a decent supply until she was three months old. When I finally started working with an IBCLC, I had practically lost my supply altogether (couldn't even pump 1/2 ounce from both breasts combined in less than an hour of pumping)<br><br>
My second was also tongue-tied, but had no problems nursing and I have not had any supply issues at all. I nursed through my pregnancy, and also ate the placenta after the birth of DD2, and I just know that had a huge impact on how soon my milk came in.<br><br>
I have always heard that supply problems the first time does not automatically mean you will have the same problems the second time around. That your body is now better prepared to produce milk.
 

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Me. I had good supply with my first. But 7 years later I had issues with my scond. My milk did not come in a ll the way and it took weeks of hell to build it up. She bf'ed for 15 months, when I was 20 weeks into my pg with #3. For whom I had plentiful milk. I am even able to pump for dd too. I was really nervous about that too and I beleive I posted this issue here when I was pg.
 
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