This week on The Boob Group, we interviewed Diana Cassar-Uhl, IBCLC, about insufficient glandular tissue / breast hypoplasia and how it can affect breastfeeding. While listening to the stories of the three panelists (all breastfeeding moms who dealt with IGT), I was so incredibly inspired about how they persevered during this very emotionally and physically challenging time in their lives.
A common theme among all of their stories was how they found that there was such a lack of information online, in books, and even in the training of their medical professionals about insufficient glandular tissue. This was a time when they needed support the most and they could barely find any helpful information!
I think this needs to change right now. I know that Diana Cassar-Uhl is CURRENTLY writing a book about this topic (YAY!!!!), but there are mamas out there who need support right now!
Here's your Call to Action:
If you are a breastfeeding mother and have insufficient glandular tissue, we would love to hear your story! Other breastfeeding moms need your support! Just knowing that someone else out there went through a similar experience.... well, that may be just what she needed to hear to try breastfeeding for one more day or week or month or YEAR! Your stories are beyond powerful! They need to be heard!
If you would like to have your stories posted on our website, as well as The Boob Group's website, please send your story to email@example.com.
We will begin posting your stories as soon as we receive them!
Here are the first few articles submitted by some of the most determined, persistent breastfeeding mamas I have ever met! Even if you don't have insufficient glandular tissue, I know you will be able to find something within their stories that will resonate with you. These ladies are inspirational and prove that no matter how much breastmilk you are providing to your baby, you are still a breastfeeding mama!
My Battle with Insufficient Glandular Tissue by Nikki Williams
I Never Knew I Had Insufficient Glandular Tissue by Jennifer Thomson
My Breastfeeding Story by Melissa