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Old 05-28-2006, 09:49 PM   #1
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Relactating Where to begin ,lol. Need suggestions!!

K ladies , When ds was born I started out nursing (nursed successfully with ds #1) Well *sigh* He was having colic issues ... so under docs advice I started supplimenting with formula ... which made him worse .. long story short ... I dried up and ds started drinking nutramigen Well now he is breaking out in Ecezema (sp.) and is refusing his bottles and losing weight !! The doc isn't helpful at all ... I should have never stopped bfing !!!! We stopped at 4 mons and ds is now 7. I still "Leak" when I take hot showers and such ... is there any way that I can relactate and get things going again?? I've heard of people who adopt and can bf so I know this is possible (and of course I just gave my pump away) Have any of you gone through this and what worked for you ???
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Old 05-28-2006, 09:57 PM   #2
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Re: Relactating Where to begin ,lol. Need suggestions!!

I have never relactated but can give you some links on relacation. It is possible to relacated. The longer it's been since you nursed, the harder it will be.

If you want to give it a try, you will need a good double electric pump. The best option is a hospital grade pump but if you can get your hands on a Medela Pump in Style, it would work as well. Start pumping like crazy. I would pump at least every 3 hours. You should probably take some type of herbal supplement like fenugreek to try and kick start your supply. Don't be discouraged if you don't get a ton of milk the first few days. It will take some time to build your supply. You may never be able to regain a full supply, or you may be able to. Even if you can't regain a full supply, any bm your baby gets it great.

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/adopt/index.html
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Thanks mama going to gnc tommorow ;-)
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DOMPERIDONE!! I have some if you want me to throw it in your package! I think it would still work...
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sure thing mama!!! lmk if you want that soaker too !!!
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We are officially done with wool. I think I am just to stinkin lazy...lol Thanks though!
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Re: Relactating Where to begin ,lol. Need suggestions!!

drnotdre is right Domperidone. I am also planning on relactating. I get all my stuff including Dom on wednesday maybe sooner. I am also going to try mothers milk tea, fenugreek and blessed thistle. My dd is not 7 months though she will be 14 months on the 4th if you ever want to talk you can pm me.
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oops drenotdr soory its late almost 2am here
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Have you tried latching your ds on, to see what happens? If you're still leaking even, that sounds really encouraging. Pumping will be important too to start out with, but nothing is going to get your supply up as well as your ds nursing. Have you thought of getting a supplemental nursing system, like the Lact-Aid (one of those tubes you put next to your nipple) to use while you get your supply up?

Here's a link to LLL's forum on relactating: http://www.lalecheleague.org/vbulletin/archive/index.php/f-50.html

Hope that helps, and best of luck to you!
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luckly as fussy as a babay as he is he still will latch on !! Were going to GNC tommorow to get the Mother Milk Tea as well as the fg !! And another mama is sending me some Domperidone to try!! You mamas are always so helpful and encouraging !!!
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