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Can I START BFing at 3 months? And how? Mrs.Bluitt Due January 20; 1 child; San Jose, California 742 posts
status 28th Jan '13

So my LO had an allergy to milk that made her cry constantly, poop excessively, ad she was covered with hexima :( but I have been giving her some stored breastmilk and she seems okay. I want to nurse her, but she's not taking it real well, I think because I'm nearly dry. But I'm gonna pump more and drink that tea. Do you think it could work? Any success stories??

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
28th Jan '13

Pumping and pumping and pumping. If you can get her to latch on it would be even better. And yes fenugreek will help.



It is absolutely possible to relactate.

Mrs. Dexter Morgan 18 kids; Massachusetts 37806 posts
28th Jan '13

Not to give your hopes up, but that's not likely. I'd try pumping, but don't hurt yourself.

user banned 1 child; Bluefield, Virginia 1053 posts
28th Jan '13

if this works, please tell me because i would love to try BFing again! but dd is 3mo 2 weeks. PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS WORKS. seriously

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
28th Jan '13

Fenugreek!! And let her use you as a paci!! Pumping will help but her latching will help more than anything!! GL :)

anonymom + 1.5 2 kids; West Virginia 10787 posts
28th Jan '13

http://kellymom.com/?s=relactation



It is possible. Contact a lactation consultant, for sure. Do you have a BFing support group (like LLL) in your area?



Mothers Milk Tea?



There's also fenugeek (I think you're supposed to take with blessed thistle), real oatmeal, and medication (not sure about meds... Don't know much about them).



If she's frustrated with low supply, maybe a SNS? (It's like tubing so the baby can get formula while at the breast.)



Good luck mama!

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
28th Jan '13

Also, I think dr. Sears had a book on stimulating lactation without pregnancy. I don't I dont know what it's called but I believe its intended for adoptive mothers who want to Breastfeed. It may not be dr. Sears but I know there are definitely books that would be helpful to you.

Mrs.Bluitt Due January 20; 1 child; San Jose, California 742 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting Kyleigh'sMommy12:" if this works, please tell me because i would love to try BFing again! but dd is 3mo 2 weeks. PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS WORKS. seriously"


I will let you know! Im going to give it all I've got. I want to nurse sooo bad :( I only did it for maybe 4 weeks.
But I heard there is also prescription medication to increase Breastmilk production which im going to look into. My LO is 3 months and 1 week on wednesday

anonymom + 1.5 2 kids; West Virginia 10787 posts
28th Jan '13

besides the supplements, and SNS if you choose that...



lots of naked, quiet time. skin to skin contact. Keep a bottle on hand so she doesn't get fussy and frustrated and let her comfort nurse. Do this as much as possible.



Pump after wards. Pump often. I wouldn't pump too close to a feeding time (say, within 45 minutes) to give your body a chance to get a stimulation break and build up more milk.



If you want, ask any support groups, LCs, online groups, whatever about donated milk.



Above all... don't be too hard on yourself whatever the outcome is. You are providing something no one else can simply by being her mama. No one can take your place.

Mrs.Bluitt Due January 20; 1 child; San Jose, California 742 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting anonymom + 1.5:" besides the supplements, and SNS if you choose that... lots of naked, quiet time. skin to skin contact. ... [snip!] ... whatever the outcome is. You are providing something no one else can simply by being her mama. No one can take your place."


Thank you! im going to look into all this stuff. And if it dosnt work out she'll be okay.
Thanks for you support.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sweet Baby Blue:</b>" Thank you! im going to look into all this stuff. And if it dosnt work out she'll be okay. Thanks for you support. "</blockquote>




Good luck mama!! The fact that you're even trying is pretty amazing, I hope you're successful!