Re: PLEASE HELP! Relactation Encouragement
You gave your cousin the right advice regarding pumping frequency and duration. Make sure she has the right tool for the job: a hospital-grade pump with correctly sized breast shields. You don't want to attempt relactation with anything less than a top-of-the-line consumer pump (like a Medela Pump in Style), and a hospital grade pump is ideal. And make sure she knows that getting some sleep is okay! Lots of moms who attempt relactation burn out when they try to achieve a 2 hour frequency throughout the night in addition to maintaining it during the day.
The time from beginning the relactation process to the appearance of milk varies widely. Some moms will see milk in just a few days, others will go weeks before they see anything.
Maybe suggest that she join the forum? We can provide a lot of support, and you know how mom-to-mom communication can help!
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