Can you start producing milk again?

Sashell - posted on 12/04/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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When I first had my daughter 4 months ago I had plenty of colostrum to give, but she just would not latch on. It was so heartbreaking that I just gave up trying to breastfeed her altogether. I did still pump though, but it just did not keep up my supply well enough and with my hectic schedule at work I sort of dried up. I have heard of adoptive mothers breastfeeding so I know it is possible...
Any suggestions on how to get my milk supply started again?
Thank you all in advance!

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Jessica - posted on 12/04/2009

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if you are interested in herbs, look into goat's rue.... it is commonly used to produce milk when you have been dry. Along with the other common herbs blessed thistle, fennel, and fenugreek. Motherlove is a great brand that carries a good formula.

Natasha - posted on 12/04/2009

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i tried to relactate after i had a surgery when my daughter was 2 months old and it didnt work. it really was heart breaking.. the only thing i have really heard good things about is the hormones, and there is this little tube you tape to your breast, so when the baby latches on milk comes out of the tube but they are sucking your breast at the same time to stimulate production

Nicole - posted on 12/04/2009

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I to had a very similar problem. Just ask your doctor to refer you to a lactation consultant. That is where I went and they gave me pills. It was fantastic! You do get headaches so you must must drink a lot of water.

Alison - posted on 12/04/2009

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Adoptive mothers often use a prescription, I think it may be hormones. Talk to your doctor if you are unable to get it going on your own.

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