Do they have to be useless too, on top of being unattractive?!
September 20, 2010 2:06 PM Subscribe
Have you been able to breastfeed successfully despite having tuberous (tubular) breasts? Do you know someone who has? Please hope me.
posted by kitcat to health & fitness (38 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not much of a milk producer so far. It's day 8 and I'm only producing about 20 ml of breastmilk (from both breasts) in a pumping session. (The reason I'm pumping in addition to the attempts at breastfeeding is to stimulate the breasts to produce more milk. We are supplementing with formula, of course.)
A nurse just brought me to the sort of devastating realization that I have tubular breasts and unfortunately, this type of breast generally doesn't produce a lot of milk.
I started domperidone two days ago and have seen a tiny increase in the milk volume.
My question is - might there still be hope for me? I really wanted to breastfeed. I need your honesty, please. If it's getting near the time to accept that I can't do it, so be it.