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How long is to long to stop breastfeeding. My daughter is 7 months old and I stopped when she was 2 1/2 months old. Could I start back up or no?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:50 AM on Mar. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It depends on your milk supply. It usually starts to dry out when you stop, but how long that takes is diff. for everyone. If you still have a strong milk supply and want to restart, then go ahead and give that a shot. She may fight the nipple more because she is used to a bottle now, but not all babies do that. If you feel like you are losing your milk supply, talk to you doctor if you really want to resume breast feeding.

    Answer by KaityLynn21 at 9:07 AM on Mar. 7, 2009

  • You can try to relactate. You will need to pump frequently, and you can try to put your baby back to your breast. You may need to take something to increase your milk supply. You can find out more about relactation here:

    Answer by sarahmae3 at 9:59 AM on Mar. 7, 2009

  • There is no too long. You can still do it =)

    Answer by jus1jess at 10:41 AM on Mar. 7, 2009

  • You can always start up again. It will take a lot of word and dedication.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:21 PM on Mar. 7, 2009

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