07-20-2006, 08:53 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Re: Any Mama's who have sucessfully relactated?
good for you! no, it's not too late. i do understand that it is very emotional, that's to be expected. after your not so wonderful delivery, im sure you have a lot of emotions that are going to surface. on another bfing forum i frequent we just had a discussion about the wonderful aspects of nursing, and quite a few of us mentioned that it was healing. there is a lot of work to be done, but you sound like a strong, intelligent woman and im sure you can do this. i will do my best to point you in the right direction and offer what help i can. please pm/email me at any time if you want to vent your frustration, celebrate successes, anything, ok? you are right to follow your instincts and work toward nursing your baby. it will be good for both of you.
here is the link to dr newman's site:
there are videos of various latches, good and bad. if you email him, he will be able to give you some good information.
it's great that you are going to use the more milk plus. have you also considered using reglan or domperidone? these are both prescription drugs that have the side effect of increasing milk supply. you can read about domperidone on dr newmans site also. and if you decide to order some you can get it at globaldrug.tv. i bought mine there with no problems. i ordered twice.
are there any LLL groups in your area? a leader would be able to give you 'real life' help and support, which are also important. she would be able to help with the latching, which is a pretty important part of bfing!
here are a few more sites to check out:
i hope that helps at least some. i think one of the best things you can do it find an LLL meeting in your area. the women there will be a good support network for you. as will your friends here at ds! keep us updated.
eta: you might have good luck with nipple shields. you can get them are target or bru.
and obviously, put the baby to the breast as often as you can. the sns is a great thing too. it will help him learn that milk comes from mama, while at the same time stimulating your breasts to make milk. it will be slow and clumsy sometimes, but it is not out of your reach.
Last edited by titania; 07-20-2006 at 08:57 PM.