Having milk

Tamra - posted on 10/09/2016 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I was 4 1/2 months pregnant with my son. Due to my ex husband I didn't give birth. I started to see the changes. I feel so blessed. I have been taking fenugreek and blessed thistle for 24 hours. When will I see milk? I am hand manually and electric breast pump.

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Sarah - posted on 10/11/2016

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ANR? what does that mean? Also, how long ago did you have the loss of the baby?

Dove - posted on 10/10/2016

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I'm not talking about grief counseling. I'm talking about counseling for whatever mental health issue you have that is causing you to want to produce breast milk when you have no baby to feed. That is not normal behavior.

Tamra - posted on 10/09/2016

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I am passed my grief. He doesn't have anything to do with want I want now (it would have been great to go through my pregnancy and breastfeed him). I want to be a ANR.

Dove - posted on 10/09/2016

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Well... then good luck. It is possible to produce milk, but extremely unlikely. It is also extremely bizarre, so take caution if you are planning on telling anyone you know in person that you are doing this. They would probably advise you to seek therapy.

Tamra - posted on 10/09/2016

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Thank you for your concerns. I did go for therapy (trust me). I've been wanting to do this for me. It is an enjoyment (turn on) for myself.

Dove - posted on 10/09/2016

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A baby is much more efficient at boosting your milk than a pump. Women that give birth that exclusively pump can have a hard time w/ it. Women that don't give birth will most certainly have a harder time. Some women actually never respond to a pump.

I'm not understanding why you want to produce milk when there is no baby to feed. I really don't think that is emotionally stable behavior. Perhaps seeking some grief counseling would be a better use of your time.

Sarah - posted on 10/09/2016

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I responded in the duplicate thread. I don't understand your desire to lactate if you lost a child? What benefit do you gain from this?

Tamra - posted on 10/09/2016

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I've wanted that bonding of my son and self to bond and breastfeeding him. That was taking away from me. Now I want milk for myself. I more than enjoy it. So with manual and electric breast pump started two months ago and just received my blessed thistle and fenugreek on Friday I am staying on a schedule. So will it be hard to make milk or even produce milk? Thx for your response.

Dove - posted on 10/09/2016

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Why do you want to have milk if you have no baby? I'm really confused by your post here. While it is possible to produce milk w/out having a baby no one can predict if or when your milk will start coming in.

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