Re: Reintroducing Breast feeding
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I agree, what you're trying to do is difficult!!!! But it's also possible. You want to take a 2-pronged approach, simultaneously rebuilding milk supply and encouraging your baby to latch and nurse more often. This link has tips for the latter: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/
In order to rebuild supply, you really do want to pump. You want a good double electric pump- a hospital-grade rental is ideal, a top-range double electric (e.g. Medela Pump in Style, Hygeia Enjoye) is the second-best option. Use it frequently- every 2-3 hours, if possible. Milk is created on a supply = demand basis, so the more you pump the more you'll make.
Do you want to tell us more about the pain you experienced when your LO was nursing? Maybe we can help you break down what went wrong, and make sure it's unlikely to be a problem for you now.
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