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    Hi, first post here that I have done! I was breast feeding my son in the beginning my milk hadn't come in tough on our first doctors visit he had lost a lot of weight and then they checked him and he had jaundice and I couldn't breast feed at all because the nurse needed him on formula so he can gain weight not only that but he was also dehydrated on the second day at the hospital I got my milk they felt very rock hard and uncomfortable. but still I could not breastfeed because he needed to be underneath the light. I was very sad and emotional I didn't know he wasn't getting any milk and I felt so horrible I just decided to just stop altogether. now that he is a month old I was wondering if I can relactate ive been reading many articles and stories about fenugreek but the only one I found was the spring valley fenugreek from Walmart is this okay to use? I would really love to start breastfeeding again I have been hand pumping every 2-3 hours doing many skin to skin with my baby and baby wearing we even co sleep and I do have a few drops when I squeeze from each breast. so please anyone is this good to use???

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    Default Re: spring valley Fenugreek from walmart?

    Rent a good Hospital grade double electric pump, that will help you far more than any herbs or medications.

    Yes Fenugreek is generally OK but do some extra research so you know the possible side effects and how much to take.

    If you can get baby to latch, then perhaps give the formula supplements via lactation aid right at the breast.

    Get assistance from an LC http://www.ilca.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3901

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    Default Re: spring valley Fenugreek from walmart?

    Here is the kellymom article specifically about fenugreek:

    http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastf...rbs/fenugreek/

    Here is a blog post I found that offers thoughts about selecting a brand/type of fenugreek supplement:

    http://lactconnect.blogspot.com/2013...g-for.html?m=1

    I'm sorry that you and your babe went through such an ordeal at the beginning! It's great that you're keeping baby close, and it's great to hear that you can express a few drops! Getting a hospital grade pump would be extremely helpful- do you know of places that offer these rentals in your area? Have you reached out to a lactation consultant locally?

    I found this woman's story really inspiring:

    http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/relactation.html

    I liked her "war room" phrasing! I also think it highlights the efforts that may be necessary, and the support system that she had in place that helped her to succeed. Do you have supportive people around you?

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    Default Re: spring valley Fenugreek from walmart?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*erin.in.middletown View Post
    Do you have supportive people around you?
    This will make a huge difference for you since re-lactating is a pretty big task though it is possible, I've heard plenty of stories of it happening even at 3 months and then there are people who have totally induced lactation even when they never gave birth.

    But it can be a huge task since you are likely going to be dealing with triple feeding, that is attempting to nurse, then supplementing with formula and/or expressed breastmilk and then pumping/expressing. Simply caring for a newborn and recovering from giving birth are monumental tasks that often require extra help all on their own, if you don't have much help or support dealing with the extra work of relactating or even just building up supply for some one who had a low supply issue at the beginning can be really HARD. Even if you do have lots of support it can be HARD.

    Keep in mind that breastfeeding need not be all or nothing, any little bit you manage will be a great benefit to your baby so be strong and don't give up too soon. Also, remember that breastfeeding is about FAR MORE than just the milk. There are oral development and comfort/security/bonding points for breastfeeding even if little/no milk is involved.

    Some Lactation consultants may have breast pumps to rent or you can check with the Hospital or your insurance but I wound up having to rent mine from Babies R Us.

    Here is another good web site for info on induced lactation and tons of other stuff to do with breastfeeding.
    http://www.nbci.ca/index.php

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