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Every time I get pregnant ( breastfeeding)

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I get excited about a new chance to attempt breast feeding! With both of my girls I only had enough milk to feed full time for 2 months. Then suppliment for 1 month after. I always felt awful about it, having to give my kids formula was tough on me. I am very grateful that formula is out there! Had my kids been born a hundred years ago they may have died from me not being able to feed them or find a wet nurse. I hope with this baby I can go longer, I will never get so discouraged I don't try! Whatever I can give my children is better than nothing right? Ok I'm done with my rambling now!
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by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:12 AM
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by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Well tons of babies died because their mother's couldn't feed them and still do. They would supplement with things like goat milk and such. That is history.

Sorry you have so many troubles op. All the things I would suggest you have tried or swell, lol. I had a terrible time with my first. Had to supplement after 2months because his weight was low due to not enough food. We made it to 8 mo though! Everytime got easier by the third I could have fed a small country, while vacuuming to boot!
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by Buzz Lightyear on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:26 PM

at least you tried. I have more than enough milk, I always feel like a cow lol

by Blessed be on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:27 PM

How did you confirm you had no milk? Some women are not able to pump or hand express a drop of milk, yet they have plenty of milk for baby.

Were you keeping track of how many wet and dirty diapers your LO was producing?

by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Study statistics show a dramatic increase in medical issues along with population growth.

Back then many people didn't understand that wet nurses or goats milk wasn't necessarily used primarily by 'rich' people. It was a resource for women who literally could NOT breast feed.

There are better ways to prove the problem as well.

Like myself. I have a combination of tubular breasts and little to no granular tissue in my breasts. Therefore my breasts do not produce any milk. Not even a small drop. Everytime my breasts have grown with pregnancy it has been because of fat tissue, not granular tissue.

Back then and in third world countries these resources are not readily available. I would suspect that if true tests were ran the actual percentage of women unable to bf would undoubtedly grow.

Quoting tharealty2:

Quoting Anonymous:

With a greater rise in population comes a greater rise in medical and health issues.

That is fact.

Quoting tharealty2:

Quoting Anonymous:

It can be an issue for many women though. With a greater population issues become more relevant.

Shouldn't you know that as a biology major and all?

Quoting tharealty2:

Quoting GhettoKoolAide:

You know this how?

Quoting tharealty2:

I'm not sure if I understand - are you saying you had milk supply issues after 2 mos?  Have you tried the usual things to increase your supply once you got concerned?  I'm glad there are other options when their is a concern too - but 100 years ago, milk suppy was rarely an issue.  

well beyond being a biology major its not hard to research it and find the same info.  Milk supply wasn't even such an issue just 50 years ago.

Even taking into the increased pop, its not balanced - so to break it down for you,. per 10 moms - supply was not nearly as much as an issue as it is now. Honestly if you don't believe me its easily confirmed if you just want to look into yourself instead of trying to be a smart ass and failing w. me.

you missing a huge point.  study statistics.  

by Platinum Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM
They wouldn't have died a hundred years ago. You would have simply hired A wet nurse or had another family member or maybe a neighbor nurse them.
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by Bronze Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Some breastfeeding is better then nothing. I breastfed my son for 4 months and I wish it would of been longer.
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by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:31 PM
This is odd, but eat some oatmeal and drink a 32 oz bottle of Gatorade at least once a day, it worked for a friend of mine and its worth a shot! Good luck mama, don't be so hard on yourself.
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