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Breastfeeding at 3 months

I want to start breastfeeding my 3 month baby, the dr said i could still do it but i dont know what to do to produce milk. If anyone knows an easy way or how long it will take me to produce milk [lease let meknow.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:08 PM on Aug. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Talk to a lactaion consultant at the hospital. They will be able to help also you can find the le leche league online and they have a ton of info and contact info to help you.
    Carajust

    Answer by Carajust at 10:18 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • First, see if the baby will latch on. If so, that's a great start. The suckling will stimulate production. You can use a SNS (supplemental nursing system) to deliver formula at the breast. Contact your local La Leche League. They can be a great resource and offer hands on help. Has you baby ever nursed, or just bottle fed from the start? You should get a GOOD pump, and at first, pump at least every 2 hrs around the clock to also stimulate production. You CAN do this, but it WILL take a lot of dedication. There are plenty of people here, in the Breastfeeding Moms group, at LLL, and even your pedi to support you.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 11:09 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • It can be done but it's tough. Find a good LC through your local La Leche League leader. If you use an SNS (supplemental nutrition system) and some prescriptions plus some herbs, pump, you can build up your supply so that you might be 100% EBF in a month or so. But call your LLL leader - you don't have to be a member - they can really help.
    HybridMom27

    Answer by HybridMom27 at 11:11 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • In addition to the previous comments, maybe ask your OB about getting a prescription for Reglan or something to help you start to lactate again. It totally isn't too late, good luck!
    Kat770

    Answer by Kat770 at 11:28 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

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