Re: Unsure and nervous to try again.
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Breastfeeding will not set your baby back. Reflux improves with time, as the baby's sphincters develop and strengthen. So what you were seeing at 6 weeks or 6 months- it's probably not going to be as much of a problem at 9 months, if it's there at all.
Relactation and nursing again are both possible, even without a great pump. A really good pump will probably make the relactation process a lot easier and faster, but it's not impossible even with no pump. Will your baby latch on and nurse at all? If she will, I encourage you to start that way. That way you are getting a lot of the benefits of nursing- the closeness, the cuddling, the jaw development- even when there's no milk present. And the baby may do a good job of stimulating your supply, if she is willing to nurse frequently and well. If you can combine nursing with frequent pumping, wonderful! That should make things go even faster and make nursing more rewarding for your baby which will increase supply and make pumping even easier- you can see how success in one area fosters success in another!
When it comes to supplements, oatmeal and fenugreek and teas are all nice. But none of them will do you anywhere near as much good as frequent stimulation to and milk removal from the breast using either the baby or a pump.
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