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Breastfeeding again?

ok this sounds like a really dumb q but i really dont know, so...

i have stopped breastfeeding a while ago. 3 months ago. is it possible to start again naturally? my baby wont nurse but, could i pump again? hopeful, but not expecting a yes...

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on Jun. 16, 2012 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It will be hard but yes you can re-initiate the flow. It may take a while and it will probably be quite uncomfortable. You will have to start with a schedule similar to a newborn feeding schedule (every 1-2 hours for about 15-30 minutes of pumping. You might get some blood coming either first or with the milk which is because the nipple will not be toughened up much from it's 3month break.

    Answer by -Cassandra- at 4:16 PM on Jun. 16, 2012

  • maybe.

    I have a friend who breast fed her adopted son.... so I guess there is a chance you could produce milk again.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on Jun. 16, 2012

  • As long as your breasts weren't surgically removed and as long as you're not taking estrogen, BIG FAT YES! It's even possible to get baby back on the breast. Three months? Pish. Drop by the breastfeeding moms group. TOns of info on relactation there and we've seen moms get baby on the breast after that period or longer.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:00 AM on Jun. 17, 2012

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