I weaned off my baby after a month. He just couldnt latch on. I pumped for a few more weeks, but gave that up too. I didnt get any motivation I guess. Thing is, this has been killing me with guilt. I really regret weaning and REALLY want to start again. I exclusively breastfed my first baby for 9 months and its partly because she took to it like a pro and I got lots of help and support.
I just want to know if it is possible to start again and if there are any risks involved to the baby.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:51 PM on Mar. 28, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Anonymous at 5:53 PM on Mar. 28, 2009
Answer by humaniterian87 at 5:56 PM on Mar. 28, 2009
Answer by Pauline3283 at 6:23 PM on Mar. 28, 2009
Answer by Krysta622 at 8:02 PM on Mar. 28, 2009
It maybe something you have to work at but yes if you are still lactating then its possible, have you tried to put your baby on the breast yet? And if so how did he handle it? As far as supply goes I would nurse as much as possible to get your supply back up, but you are still probably going to have to supplement for a while also, and the best way I can think of to do that you be to always put the baby to breast first and let him nurse for as long as he wants on both sides then offer him a bottle afterwards, I am sure if you keep doing this you'll be fine, Also I recommend joining a group on here called breastfeeding moms its great and they have lots of support and helpful advice GL and PM me if you need anymore advice
Answer by hautemama83 at 8:19 PM on Mar. 28, 2009
Try seeing a lactation specialist. They have some medications that you can take to include lactation.
Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 12:24 PM on Mar. 29, 2009