Cast Your Vote:
- I had a c-section & had a good milk supply. -- Votes: 10
- I had a c-section & little/no milk supply. -- Votes: 3
- I had a vaginal & had a good milk supply. -- Votes: 36
- I had a vaginal & little/no milk supply. -- Votes: 10
- Other if there is one... -- Votes: 0
I had a vaginal c-section lol 4th degree episiotomy. I had enough milk for 5 kids and nursed for 8 months until I decided to start taking medication that I couldn't nurse on.
Vaginal & good supply x3
Honestly, I don't think birthing styles have anything to do with it. For people I know it seems to have taken them a little longer to get their supply in but they didn't have any issues producing. I, however, had a vaginal delivery and had a shitty supply. I didn't learn about all the supplements and such that I could take until my milk had dried up. I plan on doing more next time to hopefully last a little longer.
Vaginal x2 and little to no supply with my first/ a lot of supply with my 2nd.
i can honestly vote for 3 of these.. as I have 4 kids and each was a little different experience. but I voted for vaginal and good milk supply because that was 2 out of my 4. but my 2nd was a vaginal birth, and my milk never came in. and my 4th was a c-section, and I had a good milk supply. I dont think the type of birth affects your milk supply, and if it does I have never seen the link personally.
Its a medical FACT that the hormones produced during a vaginal birth help milk supply. You can't debate medical fact. However, it is perfectly possible to have a good supply after a c-section, you just don't have the hormones helping you out AS MUCH.
For me, 2 vaginal births, 2 gushing boobies each time.
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" Its a medical FACT that the hormones produced during a vaginal birth help milk supply. You can't debate ... [snip!] ... a c-section, you just don't have the hormones helping you out AS MUCH. For me, 2 vaginal births, 2 gushing boobies each time."
I understand that... but just because it is a fact doesnt mean there arent exceptions. like I said, 3 of mine were vaginal births, and with one my milk never even came in :/
Vaginal, good milk supply.
I delivered vaginally and I had a great supply.
My son had jaundice, and I was advised to stop breastfeeding to speed up his "recovery", so nearly as soon as my milk came in I was solely pumping. After two weeks I transitioned back to the breast and it was a bitch trying to "teach" my son to re-latch, but he was a champ and got back to it within a few days. I'm really surprised my supply didn't diminish.
I had a C-section and my supply came a little late(I think 4 days) but when it did come it was very good. Still breastfeeding at 13 months
Vaginal and good supply until about 6 months, then it started becoming a struggle. We stopped nursing a little after 10 months
Quoting Ryloonjimama:" Poll is pretty straight forward. I chose to word it this way, rather than *breastfed or didn't breastfeed* ... [snip!] ... do to build your supply up? Also, the D&D part of this, do you think that the birthing style plays a role in this issue?"
Vaginal. Both times I attempted to nurse, but I couldn't create a good supply with exclusively nursing so I failed the first time.
I think this poll doesn't really show the truth, because a LOT of women feel they didn't have a good supply when they actually did. They worry because the baby is fussy, or during a growth spurt, or the baby isn't sleeping as long as they think it should. All of these things can lead a woman to think it's a supply problem. Same with that some women supplement, then start to lose supply when it wasn't really a "supply" problem to begin with.
I think women who had csections have more hurdles to overcome. The pain and recovery is harder, which makes the breastfeeding more difficult, which means more "reasons" to quit.
c section, tons of milk :)