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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
Deleted... Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
27th Nov '12

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user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
27th Nov '12

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.

Piecey. Due May 13; 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 64866 posts
status 27th Nov '12

Vaginal & good supply x3

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
27th Nov '12

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.

Sweet Little Lies 2 kids; Deception, WI, United States 4139 posts
status 27th Nov '12

Vaginal x2 and little to no supply with my first/ a lot of supply with my 2nd.

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
27th Nov '12

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.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
27th Nov '12

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.

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
27th Nov '12
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 :/

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
27th Nov '12

Vaginal, good milk supply.

Crystallized Due February 24; 1 child; California 431 posts
27th Nov '12

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.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
27th Nov '12

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

Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
27th Nov '12

Vaginal and good supply until about 6 months, then it started becoming a struggle. We stopped nursing a little after 10 months

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
27th Nov '12
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.

*sarah*jean* 3 kids; Castle Rock, Washington 5286 posts
27th Nov '12

c section, tons of milk :)

Emmy's Mom 1 child; Indiana 1831 posts
27th Nov '12

Vaginal ... Baby transported to another hospital in another city without me even being able to try to nurse. Rocky start, but I have a supply that's been good enough for her for over a year now!