Re: Advice and help on re starting after 11 weeks! Totally d
The drops you're getting are milk. The milk the breast produces as it dries up tends to be highly concentrated, and a bit yellowish, but it is still milk.
I strongly suggest putting the baby to the breast NOW, even though there's not much there for her. Many moms think that they will bring their milk back and only then try to get baby back to nursing. But remember 3 things: first, breastfeeding is more than nutrition. A baby who nurses can learn to associate the breast with comfort and pleasure even if there isn't a lot of milk there. Second, if your baby will nurse that will bring your milk in faster than tpumping alone, because babies are often more effective at stimulating the breast than the pump. And third, with every day that goes by, the chances that your baby will be willing to go back to the breast decrease, because her memory of nursing and her instinctive desire to nurse will decrease.
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