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Old 06-04-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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What do you mama's- please help queastion

A question about relactating
I stoped nursing at 11 1/2 months my little guy is 15 months now and I think he has problems with dairy, I am thinking of just pumping and giving him cups of milk

Do you think this would be worth it? Or do you think I should just jump to a soy or rice milk type? I am kinda torn in 2 different directions I'm not sure if I want to start the whole pumping crazy....

I don't know, we are also stopping all dairy for our 4 year old. Due to asthma and ezcama

My little guy who is 15 months has this rash on the side of his mouth and looking back it stated when I stoped nursing and added formula whole milk.

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Old 06-05-2011, 11:37 PM   #2
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Re: What do you mama's- please help queastion

If you weaned at 11 months, my guess is that re-lactating would be fairly difficult. I'm not sure how the hormones in your body would respond...? Someone else might be more knowledgeable about that. But I would probably just go with an alternative milk type (rice, almond, coconut, soy, etc) if it were me. 11 months of mama's milk is wonderful!
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Re: What do you mama's- please help queastion

I attempted relactating in the past. My understanding is that the better your milk supply was, the easier relactation will be and since it has only been 4 months, it probably wouldn't be all that hard to bring your milk back. It is a fair amount of work though.

At 15mos old, he really needs breast milk or formula if he can't tolerate cow's milk. I actually still like breast milk or formula even if he can tolerate cow's milk. So, if you are comfortable with soy, I'd do a soy formula. None of the "milk alternatives" provide enough nutrition at this young age imo.
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Re: What do you mama's- please help queastion

My milk dried up because of pregnancy when DS was 10 months. He woulnd't comfort nurse. I was hoping he'd relatch when DD was born (15ish months) but he had no interest. When he was sick recently, I tried to give him BM in a bottle (since he still has a bottle of cows milk, every now and then) but he rejected it, which I was VERY surprised at.
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it might work...I've heard of women still being able to express milk years after they stop bfing. all you can do is try
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:16 PM   #6
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there are some good goats milk based formulas that you can prepare yourself if the re-lactating doesn't work out. If I were you I would def give that a try first and ion the mean time I would go to the goats milk formula. DS was very sensitive to dairy too so when my supply dried up and then I ran out of donor milk I went to the goats milk based formula. He tolerated it very well.
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