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Missing breastfeeding and wanting to maybe start again RainbowBright 18 kids; Ontario 464 posts
7th Apr '13

My dd is 13 months, we stopped breastfeeding at 8/9 months and I really miss it!! I still have some milk and try to get her to start again but I think she forgets how. She knows there is milk in there though and try's to get it by squeezing lol
My questions are is there a point to starting again at her age and if so how can I get her to do it again? I just really really miss it and regret stopping. Everyone around me thinks it's weird i want to start again. I know some mamas nurse for a very long time so I'm hoping someone here understands :)

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
7th Apr '13

Do whatever you want mama. I couldn't imagine my dd not nursing at 13 mos haha. We bf for 2.5 yrs.

thats me. :) 18 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 3279 posts
7th Apr '13

I would start by pumping, increase your supply that way.
and then get her to breastfeed as well.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
7th Apr '13

Why not just pump and put it in a cup? I mean, she's shown you she's done with the boob. I'd follow her lead and put it in a cup if you want her to have bm so badly.

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 6200 posts
7th Apr '13

I dont think its pointless, but im not sure if you can reteach a child to nurse... Good luck!!

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
7th Apr '13

I stopped at 6 weeks because of mastitis, and tried starting her again at 3 months when I felt better. she wouldn't take it :(