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If i pump after i stopped nursing, is it going to make me make more milk?

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Asked by christinaPriest at 11:30 AM on May. 7, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • notes nothing there. If you have already dried up pumping isn't going to make it come back. If you have a little still left and you start pumping again it might I am not sure

    Answer by mommy5409 at 11:33 AM on May. 7, 2011

  • I'm slightly confused - you're not currently bf and want to know if you can start producing again, or you want to up your production by pumping after every current bf session? Either way - yes, you can get your milk back, it won't be easy, but women who have never lactated can start (adoptive moms, etc) by pumping - and it will be easier if you've bf in the past. If you're looking to up your current supply, pumping after every bf session can help.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • Like stop as in Wean? or stop as in pump after each nursing session?

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 2:15 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • as in stopped altogether... i was told by the dr that if i was concerned about my enlarged breast that i could pump to relieve some of the pain...

    Comment by christinaPriest (original poster) at 6:23 PM on May. 7, 2011

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