As many as 1 in 7 parents experience chronic low milk supply.
An estimated 5-15% of lactating parents experience CLMS (chronic low milk supply).
CLMS is associated with many common metabolic and endocrine conditions like:
- thyroid disorders
- metabolic syndrome
- hormonal imbalances
- nutrient deficiencies
- insulin resistance
- IGT (insufficient glandular tissue)
Up to 20% of lactating parents may have PCOS
Many parents don’t know why they experience CLMS. There are significant Mental Health impacts from CLMS.
Experiencing CLMS may compound trauma and feelings of inadequacy from infertility, pregnancy, or birth challenges.
Connecting with other parents who have similar experiences and working with your IBCLC to make feeding comfortable and enjoyable can help.
Resources for support:
Wellmama http://www.wellmama.net 541-231-4343
Hope for Mothers Albany 541-812-4475 Lebanon 541-451-7872
Low Milk Supply Foundation https://lowmilksupply.org/