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My baby is a little over two months old i bf for only a couple weeks but wasn't get very much milk so I had to supplement with for formula. I now would like to try to start bf again but don't have any milk. Is it possible for me to get it back?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:26 PM on May. 17, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes you can breast feeding is supply and demand. The more the baby nurses the more you will produce. Even women who have never had a baby can nurse. They have this bag that hangs on a string around your neck, with formula or breast milk in it. You tape the tiny tube right next to your nipple and let the baby nurse. The baby stimulates your milk production and drinks the fluid from the bag.
    It is a win win situation. I am sure you can get those bags at a hospital or on line site. Good luck. Hope it works out for you and your little one.
    mmmegan38

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 9:37 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • Yes, yes, yes! You can contact LLL & they can help you through it. There are supplements like more milk, milk plus, fenugreek, or mothers milk tea to aid in the production of the milk.
    Rileysmom425

    Answer by Rileysmom425 at 9:39 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • Visit http://www.drjacknewman.com/ and http://www.kellymom.com/ for videos and tons of info.   Relactation is doable if you are committed and want it!   Get in contact with LLL and join the breastfeeding moms group at the cafe.


    In all honesty, there was likely no problem at all with your supply or if there was it could have been easily remedied.  Remember to look at OUTPUT not try to guess input.    A baby with plenty of wet diapers is getting enough!   What a lot of women think is a supply problem is really just normal newborn perma-ttachment to the breast during growth spurts.

    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 12:06 AM on May. 18, 2010

  • Yes, you can relactate, and the sooner, the easier! Frequency of nursing, being sure your water and nutrition intake are great, and NEVER supplementing are the best ways to build and keep supply up.
    MyGiftsFromGod

    Answer by MyGiftsFromGod at 12:16 AM on May. 18, 2010

  • As long as you still have breasts, you sure can!
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:22 AM on May. 18, 2010

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