Why have I never had enough milk?
There are many reasons why a mother may have a low milk supply from birth. They fall into groups: (1) problems related to labour or delivery; (2) hormonal problems; (3) breast problems such as surgery or lack of development; (4) illness in the mother around the time of delivery; and (5) genetic conditions. Some mothers with a low supply don’t have any of these conditions. Some mothers will always have a low milk supply, but others, particularly those whose problems are related to delivery, may have a full supply with the next baby. Some mothers worry that they have a low milk supply because they are not eating or drinking enough or are getting too little sleep. Those are rarely the cause of a low supply.