Re: Can I really do this?
The "when" questions are the hardest to answer. If you're highly responsive to the pump, it could be just a few days or weeks before you start seeing milk. If not, it could be many weeks. And once you do have milk, it's also impossible to say when you can expect a large volume of it.
As you pursue relactation, please don't get caught up in the all-or-nothing mindset. If you make so much milk that you can feed your baby exclusively from the breast, awesome! And if you max out at half a bottle per day, still awesome!!!! Every little bit counts as a huge success.
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