Did I lose my ability to produce breast milk?

Missmiss - posted on 07/26/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son is two and a half months old. I wasn't able to breastfeed initially because he was born four weeks early and he couldn't latch on and it took to much energy for him to get my milk out. Now I feel like I am missing out on a vital bonding experience. Did I lose my ability to product breast milk? He is given formula but I thought if I started pumping again and skin to skin contact maybe I could start breastfeeding? Any advice/suggestions/experience would be greatly appreciated.


Sarah - posted on 07/27/2015




Give it a try and see if you can get him to latch. Do you feel milk in your breasts? Even if you can't feed him completely on your own, you could nurse for comfort. His nursing, along you staying rested, hydrated and lots of skin to skin, may stimulate milk production. Did you make milk initially?

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