Re: Re lactating after traumatizing postpartum pychosis
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the baby and on making it through what sounds like an extraordinarily challenging time in your life! It's awesome that you're willing to try breastfeeding again, and the fact that you already see some milk is wonderful. That's a lot of progress to make in a fairly short time, and I think it's due to the fact that you are doing everything right, when it comes to pumping.
20 drops is probably not your maximum milk production, though it's impossible to say how any woman's body is going to respond to the relactation process. That being said, your pace is normal. My LC told me that it can take 2x as long to regain supply as it did to lose it, though I don't know that her figures should be treated as gospel. More of an indication that the process can be slow!
I'm not really noticing a change and I'm worried, is this all I'm going to get out? Should I have more out by now or is this a normal pace?
Unfortunately, relactation is more of a drop at a time process. But give yourself some time with the hospital grade pump before letting yourself get discouraged about the slow rate of increase.
Will my milk just come in one day like it did after giving birth, or is it seriously one drop at a time?
10 months is not too late to be breastfed, and some moms do manage to get their older babies back to the breast. But there are no guarantees of success- you might be stuck with putting your milk in bottles. This link gives suggestions for getting a previously weaned baby back to the breast: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/
is it too late to breastfed at 10 months? I don't know that it's possible to re train her so late in and the only interest she has in them is slapping and biting my nipples
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