I'm sooooo happy, I'm finally having success from trying to relactate!!
I BF'ed for 5 weeks, then my supply started to dry up. I put LO on my breast more, I pumped more (every hour and a half), I drank more water and I tried fenugreek, nothing worked! By the time my daughter was 6 weeks old I was completely dried up. After a month of not BF'ing I decided to try to relactate.
I bought a herb called goat's rue, its suppose to help with the breast tissue in PCOS patients, and help with milk supply. I also read a blog where a woman with PCOS used goat's rue after her supply dried up. After a few weeks her supply built up again and she was able to BF her twins. :D I did some research on it and figured I'd give it a shot.
I wasn't hopeful about it working since the fenugreek didn't work. After a month of not BF'ing I started taking Goats Rue 3 times a day, Fenugreek (two capsules three times a day) and Blessed Thistle (2 capsules three times daily). At first I was only getting a few drops, then two weeks later I was able to get half an ounce then in early September I was able to pump 3-5 ounces a day.. A week and a half ago I decided to take a little more Goat's Rue and for the past three days I've been able to pump 12-14 ounces! I'm working out a lot too,who knows maybe that helps too.
Update; I'm now getting 16 ounces a day!!
Update; November 8th 2010- I am no longer BF'ing. :( My wisdom teeth were pulled out on October 26th, I had a hard time getting calories and my supply dried up.
Articles about BF'ing with PCOS;
Goat's Rue- 2-3ml 3 times a day- http://www.lowmilksupply.org/goatsrue.shtml
Fenugreek- Two capsules, three times a day- http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/milksupply/fenugreek.html
Blessed Thistle- Two capsules, three times daily- http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/milksupply/herbal-rem_a.html#bthistle
Yay! That is great :D I wish I could have breastfed.
Congrats! I'm so happy for you and your sweet little baby.
This is exciting. I dried up so fast from the PCOS. I wonder do you have any of link that you read about the Goat's Rue? I'd like to read up on that and maybe be able to BF my next baby, that is if I can get pregnant again.
That's awesome!! Are you latching her to your breasts too? That should help increase your supply as well. Good job Momma!!
Awww thats great congrats. Dont worry the more u pumo the more your body will make. Good luck
Quoting I♥Em & Gugga[GAA]:
Thats great!! How old is your LO now?
Ive been wanting to relactate =(
Congrats!!!!! The more you take out the more you produce.... does she latch on??
Quoting Momma x 2 1/2:
I'm so happy for you! How does she like bm?