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Old 04-21-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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Relactation support and encouragment needed!

I have a 4 mo DD that I bf for the first 3 months. She was 6 1/2 weeks early so I pumped while she was in the hospital and then nursed her when she came home. About a month ago she decided that she wasn't going to nurse anymore. Since then I've been giving her a bottle of formula. She doesn't want much to do with nursing. I also have a 19 month DS who is FULL of energy. I don't have a lot of time to pump, but I will do whatever I need to do. That's just it though...I'm not sure what I need to do. Is it too late? I need help! TIA!

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Old 04-21-2008, 01:16 PM   #2
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Re: Relactation support and encouragment needed!

If you really want to get her back to the breast, you can do it. I'd say take it slowly with just one feeding at a time. Mix her formula with half bmilk to get her used to it again. Put her to the breast whenever you can to get her used to it again. Also, you might try one of those supplemental nursing systems where she can get formula and breast milk at the breast and your baby will be sucking, so it will stimulate your supply. Good for you mamma for wanting the best for your baby!
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:41 PM   #3
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Re: Relactation support and encouragment needed!

You can do it, it just takes A LOT of dedication. I tried with my daughter, but I couldn't get my milk back enough to feed her. I then had to go on a new medication, which wouldn't allow me to BF anymore anyways. I totally wish you luck!!! I hope it goes well for you!
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I totally recommend going to see a lactation professional. They should have one available at the hospital or you can call your obgyn for a recommendation. We went twice for two different issues and I can honestly say it was by far the best $50 we've ever spent.
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