Worried about your milk supply? You're not alone! Fears about milk supply, primarily not making enough of the good stuff, are one of the primary reasons that women stop breastfeeding.
While the majority of women are able to produce enough breast milk to feed their baby, a small percentage may struggle. Of those women, a smaller percentage still will have what is termed as 'true low milk supply' caused by medical conditions like insufficient glandular tissue (IGT), some metabolic conditions, retained placenta, postpartum haemorrhage, surgical inventions or from illness. These conditions may require medical intervention or the consideration of mixed feeding in consultation with your caregiver. The rest may suffer from temporary low supply due to factors that, with support and intervention, can usually be managed.