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Lactating again? Millsh TTC since Jul 2013; 1 child; Illinois 1080 posts
30th Dec '12

I had a horrible time breastfeeding. I had completely stopped by the time my now 5 month old son was 3 months. Today I've been having period like cramps and my b**bs just felt...weird. It's hard to explain. It was like...I noticed them more? And not the whole breast. It was like an uncomfortable feeling from the n****e back. Not pain or anything but just uncomfortable that I noticed them I guess? Out of curiosity I squeezed and more liquid came out of my n****e than I could try and try and try to get out 3 months ago. Is this just a fluke? Has anyone randomly and successfully started lactating again months later?

chelseacate Due April 30 (boy); 2 kids; Cisco, Texas 83 posts
30th Dec '12

Its normal , with my first pregnancy I didn't breast feed cause she wouldn't take my milk would come and go for sixth months , after it stopped a little over a year I was leaking again

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
30th Dec '12

Anyone can re-lactate or start lactating with enough time and effort. Men have breastfed before, as have women who've adopted their children.

Millsh TTC since Jul 2013; 1 child; Illinois 1080 posts
30th Dec '12

I haven't been trying at all, so I was very surprised when it started! I guess I'll get the pump out and see if anything comes of it. :)

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting Millsh:" I haven't been trying at all, so I was very surprised when it started! I guess I'll get the pump out and see if anything comes of it. :)"

It takes a LOT of effort though, more than just pumping. Usually you'll have to start up a regimen of fenugreek and mother's milk tea.



Google up on it, there's a couple of helpful articles floating around :)