I'm 3 months postpartum. I did try to breastfeed for about 1 week. I wasn't to sure on what I was doing, then I gave up. After dealing with the most recent Similac recall, I have really started to feel bad about not breastfeeding my LO. I have heard it is possible to relactate/induced lactation. I do have a hospital grade electric pump, and the baby will still go to my breast if I place her there (nothing comes out, Obviously). I just want to know, if anyone has had a similar problem. All answers and stories are welcome. Thanks in advance.Answer Question
Answer by rhianna1708 at 12:07 PM on Oct. 28, 2010
Answer by FatGirl239 at 12:07 PM on Oct. 28, 2010
Even an adoptive mom can nurse her baby.
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/adopt/index.html Read this. And then Google relactating and read everything you can.
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:07 PM on Oct. 28, 2010
Answer by musicpisces at 12:13 PM on Oct. 28, 2010
Absolutely! It's great that baby will take breast. Nurse as often as possible, this will encourage your body to increase production. You can also pump a few times a day for added stimulation. The fact that baby will latch is a good sign, this will probably be somewhat easy for you, compared to those who have to encourage their baby to latch. You also might want to get a supplemental nursing system, that way when you feed formula, you can do so at the breast, so baby will receive both formula and breast milk at the same time, and this will also stimulate your supply. Hope this information is helpful to you, and please, feel free to ask me anything else you might want to know.
Answer by Krysta622 at 12:15 PM on Oct. 28, 2010
Answer by thelowlander at 12:21 PM on Oct. 28, 2010
Answer by AmiJanell at 5:30 PM on Oct. 28, 2010
I have induced lactation for an adopted baby. I have some detailed info on my blog about relactating for your own baby (it is pretty much the same) go to How Do I Relactate
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:15 PM on Oct. 28, 2010
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