Just had to share:
DD is 8 weeks and I BF'd her for the 1st week I then had to stop as we were having a traumatic time. Over the past 4 weeks I have been toying with maybe BFing again but didn't have the confidence to start. A week ago I gave it a shot but she HATES my nipples. I then tried nipple shields that were the same brand as her bottle so they were kind of the same shape and she took to them for about 20 mins per feed :) I then started producing about a teaspoon of milk from both breasts. Over the past few days I had lost motivation with it all but then got told about SNS which is a bottle with 2 silicone tubes coming from it that you tape to your nipple so baby can feed formula from your breast (amazing idea) but was so fucking fiddly that I through it across the room! But then about 20 mins ago I thought I'd give my boob a squeeze to see if I had any milk and it squirted me in the face TWICE!!! :D So happy! I have a double electric pump in the post so even if DD won't take to my boob I can build up my supply and express for her.
I'm so proud of meeee :)
Wow I had no idea that you could get your milk back....ESP after going 8 weeks without it.
My brother's ex never breastfed and kept her milk for a year, it seriously pissed me off because I wanted to breastfeed and I dried up after 3 months. I never knew you could get it back though. Yay for you! :)
You can produce milk even if you have never produced any as this breastfeeding contraption I have that you tape to your boobs is for adoptive mothers so they can BF and hopefully lactate. It doesn't work for everyone but if you have lactated before then you have more of a chance of relactating. There are breastfeeding peer supporters that can give you info on it if you contact your health visitor x