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sarahkristine
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How???

Post by sarahkristine » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:59 pm

Is there really a way I can re-create breastmilk? My daughter couldn't latch on at birth. She's now 7 months old and the desire to try again is stronger than ever, after 7 months in formula is stronger than ever. My boobs have only just stopped having anything come out of them when ''squeezing'' the nipple...

Is there ANY way to get lactating again?

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Post by Vahvempi » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:04 pm

Hello :smt006
Welcome!!



I suggest you call the ABA hotline or talk to your Doc or, if you have access to one, a Lactation Consultant.

Good luck!!
And good on you for wanting to feed :smt023 :smt041

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Post by Feebes » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:46 pm

I would think that with a lot of hard work that it maybe possible.

Give the help line a call

Here is a link to some info that maybe of use to you as well.

http://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/adoption.html

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Post by Monicat » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:15 pm

I know of one lady who successfully relactated at around 6 months and she is now tandem feeding her DS and new daughter. It was a long journey, but obviously worth it for her (and her DS) Good luck with your journey, I think calling a councilor would be the best way to begin :)
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Post by sarahkristine » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:12 am

Thanks everyone :-D

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