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Do you believe everyone can breastfeed?

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Asked by dhhaj at 10:59 PM on Aug. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No, there are some reasons that a woman can't SIL had a breast reduction and even though the doctor told her she'd be able to breastfeed she couldn't.....she didn't produce any milk.

    Answer by colethky at 11:00 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • No, I could breastfeed my first.

    Answer by Decker at 11:00 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • I absolutely couldn't and wanted to so bad. She latched on good but she'd cry like she wasnt getting anything and I even tried a breast pump. Pumped for an hour and only got 2 ounces :( I kpet trying and when my nipples started bleeding my mom said I should just try a bittle bc she wasnt getting anything and I bawled like the whole time I tried doing it.

    Answer by misspriss_1987 at 11:02 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • 3% of women world wide will not produce enough milk. The rest of the women who have a hard time I feel need more support, more guidance, and more knowledge

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 11:03 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • No, it's a fact that not every woman can breast feed. Some women do not produce enough milk to sustain a child on breast milk alone, some women (like me) have children who refuse to latch on and/or drink breast milk (even in a bottle my 2nd born would not drink it) andthen there are some women who truly can not breast feed, the women who do not produce breast milk at all. An old friend of mine did not produce any colostrum or milk and had no choice but to formula feed her two sons.


    Answer by momof2inCT2007 at 11:07 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • I agree with DomoniqueWS


    Answer by Christina807 at 11:25 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • A small percentage of women are not able to breastfeed/produce enough milk. It can be due to hormonal problems, or lack of breast development (Insufficient glandular development) to name a couple of physical reasons.

    Unfortunately, MOST of the women who say that they couldn't probably could have with the right information and support.

    Great info on this at Hidden Hinderances to a Healthy Milk Supply


    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 11:47 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • misspriss - 2 ounces from pumping is a lot to pump at a session!!

    Answer by amileegirl at 12:14 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • No. But the percentage is really low like. I think alot of people need more information and help to see if they are truely in that small percentage

    Answer by MsHouseWife at 12:23 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • no, i was unable to feed either of my children, my first because i didnt make enough milk and my second because my milk dried up before he could because of his prematurity.

    Answer by SCorbeau0616 at 1:22 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

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