so because of an "incident" as a child i have issues with my breasts and i never told anyone so the idea of putting my child to my boob made me wanna cry so i chose formula. well she's a month old now and my milk completely dried up. i produced a lot to the point where it was like a faucet but it's all gone now. i came to terms with my issues and i at least wanna give my daughter a little BM a day so how do i get the milk back. please no links, i don't wanna read a whole article. i just want simple instructionsAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:27 AM on Aug. 31, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by WomanWitty at 9:00 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Yes you can and it's not hard.
There are two steps to relactation - getting the baby to take the breast and increasing supply. Put your baby near your breast and wait until the baby opens her mouth wide and quickly move the baby toward the breast. It's called rapid arm movement. If you want to increase you supply quickly you use an electric pump to pump one breast while the baby nurses the other breast. Nurse evey 2-3 hours.
http://www.kellymom.com/ is the best breastfeeing website. La Leche League Leaders will help you for free.
Answer by Gailll at 9:28 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
You don't have to read, have a supplemental nursing system (SNS), take meds, drink teas, use herbs, or go to the doctor to nurse your baby. Doctors aren't trained in breastfeeding. It's not hard work. It can involve a lot of time at first.
Answer by Gailll at 9:33 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
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