Relactation help? Emmybean 1 child; Plymouth, United Kingdom 1638 posts28th Feb '13
Hi, I breastfed DD for the first 2 and a half weeks and then had to be put on meds that meant I couldn't carry on. I have been told a few times that I was coming off of my meds so have tried to re lactate a couple of times to then find out I had to keep taking the pills. I am now actually reducing the meds and will hopefully be off of them in a month. DD is 3 months now and because I have hand expressed everyday since she was born I can still squeeze out a bit of milk and a couple of squirts every now and then. I was wondering is there anyway I can re lactate and get a good amount of milk without putting DD to my breast? I want to try and build up a good supply whilst I'm being weaned off of my meds so I can hopefully start feeding her some milk when I am completely medication free. Can this be done? I have a lansinohdouble electric breast pump - should I just use that LOADS? Or will the lack of stimulation from DD mean it won't work?
~The Lunar Flower~ Due January 13; 1 child; Alabama 6738 posts28th Feb '13
The pump should help tremendously. A friend of mine can't have her baby on the b**b so she's pumped since her baby was 3 days old with no issues
A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts28th Feb '13
I know a mom who exclusively pumps.
pitbullprincess Due June 24; 65 kids; Fayetteville, North Carolina 1295 posts28th Feb '13
Quoting baking my bun:" Hi, I breastfed DD for the first 2 and a half weeks and then had to be put on meds that meant I couldn't ... [snip!] ... electric breast pump - should I just use that LOADS? Or will the lack of stimulation from DD mean it won't work? TIA x"
pump on a same schedule as LO is on now and while dont put LO to breast do skin to skin when pumping and feeding it seems like alot to balance but women who adopt babies have been able to start from scratch this way its normally a slow process but since you have a bit of an advantage it shouldnt be a big deal at all