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I slipped up and want to fix it..please help

I stopped BFing at around 4 1/2-5 baby is now 6 months and i want to start again..she is used to the bottle so im wondering if pumping will workout better and bottle feed..i took on alot of new responsibility since my mom got sick and i had to move in with her so between cooking,cleaning, taking care of 4 children i figured it would be alot easier to formula feed and give daddy feeding time..i want to put my baby first and get my milk back so i can knock the formula out..
how long do you think it will take? and how do i go about it? i tried giving her breast but she isnt a sufficient sucker now..

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Apr. 6, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • google relactaing
    good luck, it is not an easy process

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:06 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • This web site should help A LOT. Plus you may want to consider finding a lactation consultant in your area to help you. This is going to take a lot of dedication and support but it can be done!


    Answer by But_Mommie at 3:06 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • I'll add, i do still have some not dried up completely

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:07 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • Have you tried putting her to breast? That's the BEST way to go. Pumping will also help, and it's even better that you still have some milk. Look into your local La Leche League for advice. Maybe a supplemental nursing system to get her used to the breast again while you are building your supply. Stop over into the Breastfeeding Moms group on here, they can help a lot too.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 3:39 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • Go put that baby to breast! If you do, you can be fully nursing in no time. Really. Google relactation. It's a bit of work but doesn't take long.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:40 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • If you want to put your baby first you want to BREASTfeed, not bottle feed pumped milk. To get all of the benefits of breastfeeding, babies need to be fed at the breast. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for at least 2 years.

    Relactation may be really easy or it may be difficult and you may need help. La Leche League Leaders will help for free or you can contact a lactation consultant. The best breastfeeding website is


    Answer by Gailll at 4:51 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • Im saying pumping and bottle feeding because when i try to nurse her she doesnt suck enough..shes not a sufficient sucker now..can i reverse her nipple confusion?ive tried numerous times to put her to breast

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:00 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • A supplemental nursing system with the help of a consultant can help her re learn to nurse at the breast. A sacramental system can be very basically described as a bottle you wear around your neck then a tube is taped to your breast all the way to your nipple. This way the baby is learning to suck at the breast while still getting a good amount of milk. It teaches them to be sufficient while still getting the nutrition they need.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:16 AM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • A supplemental nursing system will help.,..and you reverse nipple confusion by eliminating the artificial nipple. You have to be more stubbron than she is. Please drop by the breastfeeding moms group for LOADS of help...ths firum isn't good for it because of the space limitations.

    We've helped MANY moms in worse straits than you.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:18 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

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