Ok, I did not relactate, as I never really dried up. . .but this question has been bugging me and I am very curious about the science behind it.
We know that a woman's milk changes depending on the age of her baby. When a woman relactates, does her body think it has a newborn, or does it still fit the age of her baby? If so, how would her body "know" that?
Same question applies to wet nurses from the olden days. . .did babies with wet nurses not get colostrum at all?
And I will throw it out there to anyone who is reading that I'm not saying relactated milk is bad or anything. Breastmilk doesn't change *that* much as baby gets older.