Feb 27, 2013 UPDATE: YOU can contribute to IGT research now! Complete an online survey offered by Diana Cassar-Uhl, IBCLC and IGT expert. This survey will be available online for a very short time,
so please complete this as soon as possible.
Not Everyone Can Breastfeed
A small percentage of new mothers are unable to breastfeed despite all efforts due to
Insufficient Glandular Tissue. This website's purpose
is to call attention to this condition, provide resources,
and help mothers in this situation to make connections with others through their
What is Insufficient Glandular Tissue?
In the breast, the glandular cells are responsible for milk production.
Normally there is an increase in glandular tissue growth during both puberty and pregnancy,
especially the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
This growth is in response to stimulation by progesterone.
In some women the amount of glandular tissue is not enough to produce the milk required to nourish a child. Women with INSUFFICIENT Glandular Tissue may
have experienced a lack of breast changes during puberty and/or pregnancy, no engorgement, and a
low milk supply requiring donor milk or formula supplementation for their child to survive. Do you think you have IGT? Please read our
self-diagnosis page for help.