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  1. Re: I've relactated but now what?

    Well When I was working he was only taking in 2-4 oz in an 10 hr day at daycare he would then come home and eat ALOT I used what pumped at work in the evenings since he was getting formula at...
  2. I've relactated but now what?

    So I relactated when my baby was 2 mo. old. I had exclusively BF him until 4.5 weeks and began relactation at 7weeks. My son is now 5 months old. I am not 100 % sure if I have a full supply or not...
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    Re: Should I try this?

    Sorry 16wks old not 15. Yes I didn't not like seeing him upset like that. I went through and read those suggestions and will be trying them. Thank you.
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    Re: Should I try this?

    Yes he wants a bottle in the middle of the night still, he never used to take them at night I could just nurse him. Last night I was able to get him to nurse a little bit but he still needed a bottle...
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    Should I try this?

    So in my relactating journey I have hit another road block. I got sick and wasn't bed sharing so that he didnt get sick and my husband was giving him bottles at night so I could rest. I wasn't able...
  6. Re: Struggling today with my re-lactation journey...Please h

    Thank you. I needed to hear that. He is almost on all bm. Today the only formula he had was at daycare. The rest was either him bf or my pumped milk. It is such a good feeling.

    At this point can...
  7. Struggling today with my re-lactation journey...Please help

    So I bf m baby from birth until 4 1/2 wks old. I also have a 22 mo. old daughter whom I was unable to bf. Well this time around I was determined to bf he was born and nursed perfectly...but I was...
  8. Re: Is this a nursing strike or what?

    Thank you both so much. So he did better last night, not sure why though. I know my letdown is strong because he always struggles once it starts but at the same time i dont feel like I am full enough...
  9. Is this a nursing strike or what?

    So I have been re-lactating since my baby was 7wks old. I BF until he was 4.5 wks and started back up when he was 7wks. He is now 14wks old and it has been a hard journey but I felt like we were...
  10. Re: Need major help. Did I mess him up?

    Thank you everyone. So I told her we feed on demand. She said she would keep working with him and we would figure it out. I believe he is either reverse cycling or he just is more comfortable at...
  11. Re: Need major help. Did I mess him up?

    She said in her 8yrs of running her daycare she has never seen one of her breastfed babies do this and never heard of reverse cycling. I am at a loss. I have tried to explain it to all to her but she...
  12. Need major help. Did I mess him up?

    So my baby is 12wks old. We have had a rough go of it. I started out breastfeeding but was getting stressed so at 4.5 wks I took a break I only breastfed him when I was up to itwhich was 3-4 times a...
  13. Re: Getting baby back to breast. Please help

    Ok so I got my book in the mail today. I read that if you stopped before 6 weeks it may not be possible to get a full supply back since one was never established. This makes me so sad since I...
  14. Re: Getting baby back to breast. Please help

    Yes I am unhappy with her. I don't know if I will be seeing her or another LC at the weigh in visit there are several different ones in the practice but you dont know who your going to get. We have a...
  15. Re: Getting baby back to breast. Please help

    That is the only lc around and I am having to travel 1.5hrs just to go see them. They will only weigh for 1 feeding though. Also I know he is eating like 2.5-3oz at a time at daycare. The daycare...
  16. Re: Getting baby back to breast. Please help

    So I am feeling so defeated today. I spoke with an LC and she told me he definitely needed a bottle after nursing because he can't be getting enough from me especially by my pumping numbers. She...
  17. Re: Getting baby back to breast. Please help

    Ok so he is nursing for every feeding now and hardly taking any bottles afterwards. I am nervous that he is not getting enough to eat.

    oh and one exciting thing is, is that he chose the breast...
  18. Re: Getting baby back to breast. Please help

    OK so when he nurses he starts out by actively nursing and then he will just comfort nurse ( i dont know I can just tell the difference) then he will go back and activley nurse somemore and he...
  19. Re: Getting baby back to breast. Please help

    Okay so I wanted to give an update on everything. And I am full of questions!
    I have been pumping ALOT but not enough I need to add in a middle of the night pump still and just got my new pump...
  20. Re: Getting baby back to breast. Please help

    It was the LLL breastfeeding help number that I called.
  21. Re: Getting baby back to breast. Please help

    Thank you. ok so I have not tried just hand expressing only. I usually pump for 10-15 min and the hand express until little comes out so about another 3 minutes per side. It may be the pump I know it...
  22. Re: Getting baby back to breast. Please help

    ok yes I thought you meant galactagogues. So I should keep taking the fenugreek and mother milk tea ? Also I have been hearing about a herbal supplement called Moringa or Malunggay. Is this a good...
  23. Re: Getting baby back to breast. Please help

    Ok so I will try to not think about how much I am pumping and just start pumping as frequently as possible and nursing when the baby will. So do you think I should try to build my supply without the...
  24. Re: Getting baby back to breast. Please help

    Thanks so much. I am encouraged by what you have said, especially after talking to an LC who said she didn't really think i would be able to get my full supply back. I was so upset after talking to...
  25. Getting baby back to breast. Please help

    So my journey has been rough. My baby was a VERY good nurser in the beginning, but things started to go down hill once we were home and I decided to stop nursing due to the stress of it. So I did one...
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