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Old 08-25-2009, 02:33 PM   #1
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Relactation. Have you done it? Know somebody? Tell me about it.

I can't get it out of my mind and have been thinking about it for a little over a month. Seth we are pretty sure is on the road to having asthma and I wonder if it would help him. He is a different child than my first entirely so I don't worry about the problems I had with him and I know he does not have galactosemia like the second.

I do however worry about:

-If I would be able to do it since I never had anything to begin with. No heaviness, tingles, leaking milk, engorgement, nothing. Up until the point I got sick in the hospital (2nd night there) I nursed then he got a bottle until I got better. After I got better, its like my boobs had gone down to slightly smaller than before I got pregnant and he just wouldn't latch. Like I said, there was never signs of anything there.

-Time I would have to invest in it. I constantly run now. I can't sit at home with no bra on and pump and nurse all day. I leave this house 4 times most days and at least twice. These trips are ones I have to go on, though they are not long. I also wonder if it would take too much time from my other two, I am the only present parent at the moment. I can't afford a hospital pump but do have a PIS available.

Even knowing all this and thinking about it, the thought will not leave my mind so I want to put it to rest either way finally.

No opinions please, just searching for facts and information. I am googling but finding very little first hand experience.


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Old 08-25-2009, 03:03 PM   #2
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Re: Relactation. Have you done it? Know somebody? Tell me about it.

My friend induced lactation for an adopted baby. She uses domperiodone, and finds that her supply will drop considerably without it. She is able to pump about 4 to 5 ounces per pumping session.
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