Can anyone hep?

Nikkole - posted on 04/20/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Yes i was unable to breast feed my daughter who is 10months because i was on soo many pain meds after my c section and i tried to breast feed when she was about 5months because i was still leaking and she didn't want ANYTHING to do with it well im STILL leaking a very small amount and i was wondering if i started to pump would i be able to produce enough milk to feed my daughter with it because i still want to try before its too late!

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Yep, definitely. Where there's a will, there's a way! If you want to do it, I say go for it! My daughter was done breastfeeding at 6 months, but I kept pumping and freezing until she was almost a year. Not quite the same, but....

Good luck!

Tara - posted on 04/21/2011

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Take blessed thistle and fenugreek to increase your supply and pump at regular intervals gradually increasing the length and frequency of your pumping.
Good Luck!

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She may not take to the breast but I applaud your efforts to pump and feed her yourself. Definitely talk to a lactation consultant and I also recommend looking for a book called Defining Your Own Success. It's for women who try to nurse after breast reduction surgery. While that's not your issue, it is an AMAZING (and non-judgemental) resource for women who need to increase their supply and what to do if you can't.

It's probably the ONLY book I've read on breastfeeding that doesn't declare formula to be the evil one.

Ez - posted on 04/21/2011

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It is very possible to relactate! Find some forums or pages online. They will be able to give you advice on exactly how often you will need to pump. You could also try a prescription med. Good luck :)

Mel - posted on 04/21/2011

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do you mean breast feed or pump and feed it to her? Because from everything Ive heard, I dont think she would take well to breast feding at 10 months because she wouldnt know how t do it and babies get lazy once being on a bottle - breast feeding is hard work. My daughter used to get so frustrated because bottles are easier so I had to switch to solely breast feeding rather then doing both. My daughter also wont drink breast milk from a bottle. Its definately worth a shot though if its something you want to do. I missed out on feeding my first daughter. I was devastated at first, and wanted to try again whenbottles didnt fix her problems but the doctors convinced me not to

Becky - posted on 04/21/2011

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If a woman can induce lactation from nothing when she adopts a child, then I'm sure you could do it after having a baby, even if was 10 months ago, if you still have some milk. I'd say it's worth a shot!

Nikki - posted on 04/20/2011

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I would try as well, I tried but after 3 months my milk dried up even while taking milk producing medication. In Australia it's called maxolon it's an anti nausea drug that has a convenient side effect. You could also try eating lots of oatmeal and taking fenugreek supplement (from a health food store)

Lady Heather - posted on 04/20/2011

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I say give it a try. It didn't work for me after months off, but it might work for you. Is it possible to go to doctor to see about getting medication to help increase it? I don't know much about that stuff, but I am aware there is something you can take to promote lactation. Good luck!

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