I am curious to know if any of you ladies have ever been induced with pitocin and then had major breastfeeding issues after delivery. I was only induced with one of my deliveries. The induction was my first T1 pregnancy/delivery. I have a suspicion that the pitocin might have messed with my milk production. I had 2 previous deliveries that progressed naturally and breastfeeding was very easy. With my first T1 baby, breastfeeding was horribly difficult and i’m trying to figure out if pitocin caused some of the issues. When I say breastfeeding was horribly difficult, I mean nothing was wrong with my baby girl. My milk wouldn’t come in barely at all and then when it did it didn’t seem like that much- i measured it constantly. I tried breastfeeding more, that and drinking a lot of water but nothing seemed to help. I’ve breastfed 2 babies previously and had no issues at all. I’m trying to figure out what I can do differently for this last baby to breastfeed as long as possible. I’m really focused on going into labor naturally but like I can control that. My OBGYN is very supportive of waiting as long as 40 weeks before inducing me or intervening in some way. As long as baby and myself stay healthy.
Little bit about me, I am T1 (3.5 years) on my 4th pregnancy. I have 3 healthy children. My first 2 kids were with GD and my third was my first T1 pregnancy, so this is my second T1 pregnancy and my last child. I am currently 22 weeks, baby and I are doing great.
Any help, support, guidance or information would be greatly appreciated.