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Old 07-03-2008, 06:56 AM   #1
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is it even possible to pick back up after this long?

I've had a really hard time with trying to BF the new LO, and I finally decided to stop for many reasons (I'd rather not discuss this part of things, please).

But I've still had a hard time with the decisions, and I'm wondering if it would even be possible to get things going again if I haven't nursed since Sunday.

I'm already conflicted and upset about the whole thing, so I ask that we stick to the question.

Oh, and part of my frustration is that there is only one lactation consultant here, and she's been on vacation and won't be back until next week.

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Absolutely! You can do it. It will take real work and dedication, but you can do it.
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Re: is it even possible to pick back up after this long?

Also, where do I start?
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Yes, you can do it. It will require a bi of patience, but it is possible. Make sure you're well hydrated and don't be afraid to take some fenugreek if you need it.
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Re: is it even possible to pick back up after this long?

Yes you can!!! Check out LLL for more info, and contact an LLL leader in your area. Here is a good starting point: http://www.llli.org/FAQ/relactation.html

Be ready to spend LOTs of time nursing baby (like the next 48 hours straight) and be sure to put baby to your breast EVERYtime he/she is willing! HTH and gl!!
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I've had a really hard time with trying to BF the new LO, and I finally decided to stop for many reasons (I'd rather not discuss this part of things, please).

But I've still had a hard time with the decisions, and I'm wondering if it would even be possible to get things going again if I haven't nursed since Sunday.

I'm already conflicted and upset about the whole thing, so I ask that we stick to the question.

Oh, and part of my frustration is that there is only one lactation consultant here, and she's been on vacation and won't be back until next week.
Mama, it is soooo early in the game. You can definitely get back to nursing. So soon after giving birth, you have a super chance of producing a full supply, if you start back now! The first 2 weeks are a time when you need to tell your body how much milk it needs to make. If you start sending that message now, by nursing, pumping or both, you should be able to get the milk flowing.

PM me if you need any help. Is your LO in the NICU or at home with you? I EPd for my youngest for 5 weeks while he was in the NICU and exclusively on bottles. Once he got home, I was able to get him back to the breast. So, it is definitely possible.
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