When i was at age 21 i had my first baby.I did breastfeed until he got 1 yeas old then i used an ice cube on top of my breast to dry up.After 9 years i had my second child.But there is no milk in my breast.I really wanted to breastfeed my son but no milk.Now im having my third child but im afraid that there is might no milk again.How do i have my breastmilk again and how i prepare to have it back what should i do to breastfeed my future baby? i

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Celeste - posted on 04/19/2012

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How were you judging that you had no milk? The best thing to do at this point is to educate yourself and find support.



Educate yourself and learn how to tell if baby is getting enough milk, how milk production works, etc. Some good resources are "So That's What They're For" by Janet Tamaro. Like Lori said, attend some LLL meetings. Find an IBCLC. kellymom.com is a great resource as well.



Line up support. Make sure you surround yourself with people that are supportive of your decision to breastfeed.

Louise - posted on 04/19/2012

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Speak to your midwife about this. She may recommend a pump to stimulate the breast into producing before the baby is born. I am sure she will have an answer for you.

Lori - posted on 04/18/2012

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Do you have a medical condition that prevented you from making milk?



Each pregnancy and birth and breastfeeding relationship is different, even with the same mom. Chances are very good that if you begin breastfeeding your baby shortly after birth, and then continue to feed on demand you'll have plenty of milk to be able to feed your baby.



Find a lactation consultant before the birth of your baby, and speak with her about your concerns. Also, make sure she'll be available to assist you when the baby is born. Many hospitals have a LC who works with them - but please asks for a Lactation Consultant (preferable an IBCLC), not just a nurse who knows a bit about breastfeeding.



Attend a local La Leche League meeting - again, before the birth of your 3rd child.... and then attend again after your babies birth.



There are things you can do to get you off to a better start with breastfeeding. Not doing them does not mean you won't be able to breastfeed, but doing them should make the beginning of the breastfeeding relationship easier.



Breastfeed your baby within 1 hour of birth. Baby will be more alert and willing to latch on. After that time, many babies just want to sleep and it's harder to latch them on. Some pain meds that are given during labor can make your baby drowsy which will also make it harder for baby to latch on and nurse. Talk with your Dr. to choose a pain management that will support your desire to breastfeed.



Skin to Skin - also known as Kangaroo Care. Strip baby down to just diaper, and place baby on your bare chest. Drape a light blanket over you both to keep you warm. This is so good for your baby in many many ways, and does facilitate a good breastfeeding relationship.

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