I went to my hospital's breastfeeding class last night. One thing I found out that I did not know was that women with PCOS may have issues breastfeeding. They didn't go over in detail, just a passing statement... so of course I immediately went home and had a google freak-out session. Apparently the hormone imbalance that comes along w/ PCOS can affect the way the breasts were formed during puberty (lack of glandular tissue). Also the hormones can affect prolactin signals in your breasts after birth, causing you to not produce enough milk. I can't believe I've never heard this before!
If you have or suspect you have PCOS, I recommend educating yourself. Now that I've calmed down a bit, I've been scouring the internet for useful info and creating a plan. I am also going to ask my OB about what she recommends. I read that 1/3 of women with PCOS have low milk supply and out of that group, only 1/3 (1/9 of total population with PCOS) have almost no milk supply. Hopefully none of us will fall into this group, but knowledge is power. I found this site to be the most usual so far: https://www.mobimotherhood.org/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-and-breastfeeding.html
You can also reach out to a lactation consultant or your local La Leche League Leader for help. Good luck!!
*TW - Pregnancy mentioned*
Me: 28 DH: 33, Married May 2014
3 failed IUIs Dec '15 - Feb '16
IVF April/May 2016 - 1 failed fresh transfer. 11 snow angels.
1st FET 7/29/16 = BFP
Lawson arrived on 4/24/2017 at 7lbs 15oz, 21 1/2 inches long!
Surprise pregnancy!! Baby #2 due 10/11/18