Can I produce breast milk again?

Giselle - posted on 04/17/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My daughter was allergic to my milk (lactose and milk protein). I stopped breast feeding her when she was 3 months, she's now 5 months. I have a bunch of stored breast milk in the freezer and I tried giving it to her again and she no longer is allergic to it. Is it possible for me to some how produce milk again? I would love to continue to breast feed her.

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Rachael - posted on 04/17/2009

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U could also try a tablet called domperidone if u want ur milk supply to come bak quickly.....They give it to women who are adopting and want to breastfeed! Good luck!

Adrienne - posted on 08/26/2013

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Lactose is milk sugar infants cannot be allergic to it and by milk protein I assume you meant cow milk protein. All you needed to do was quit consuming dairy products in the first place. Nursing mothers should always avoid dairy, especially if you have a colicy baby.

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Louise - posted on 04/17/2009

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breastfeeding has been such a joy to me i really hope that you can relactate.. iw ish you all the best and good luck with this.

Laura - posted on 04/17/2009

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Yes, it is possible to relactate. The La Leche League has wonderful resources. There are many wonderful herbs & teas to aide you. Also, demand will increase supply. I would recommend trying to nurse first before using formula.

Sharon - posted on 04/17/2009

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Yes, as Melissa said...definitely you can reastablish your supply!! Maybe contact a good lactation consultant to help!! It may take some time and effort to feed more often to re-establish supply for demand.....but the rewards would be SO worth it!! Good luck!! Ironically, there is evidence to suggest that continued breastfeeding MAY help lessen chilhood allergies, among so many other health benefits!!

Jocelyn - posted on 04/17/2009

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yes you can! melissa above explained it very well, so i am just going to wish you the best of luck!

Melissa - posted on 04/17/2009

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Yes! If you can either get her to suckle you or use an electric pump, prolactin will be produced and you'll be able to make milk again. It will take patience and dedication, but you can make more milk. Here are some very helpful websites:

This one is great..the information is for adoptive mothers but works for mothers who want to re-establish a milk supply as well!

http://www.nbcionline.org/index.php?opti...

This article concerns using herbs to increase your milk supply:

http://www.nbcionline.org/index.php?opti...



Also contact the La Leche League if there is a group in your area. They are breastfeeding experts. http://www.llli.org/

Good luck and let us know how it goes!

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