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  1. #1
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    Unhappy too late to breast feed?

    Hi,
    my baby is 6 weeks old and has only been formula fed. Is it too late to breast feed? she has been having trouble the last couple of days w/ formula. Please help, I would like to do both formula and breast milk thanks
    Last edited by limaz06; July 22nd, 2006 at 03:54 AM.

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    Default Re: too late to breast feed?

    call your local lll leader or lc and they can help.
    You'll have to get a good pump and start pumping.

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    Default Re: too late to breast feed?

    Hi limaz06, and welcome to these boards!

    Good for you for exploring the option of breastfeeding. There's a board here that deals specifically with your situation -- starting to breastfeed after you've stopped or even when you've never started: Relactation

    http://www.lalecheleague.org/vbullet...splay.php?f=50

    Post over there and I'm sure you'll get lots of resources.

    You will need to start pumping frequently with a good (hospital-grade double-electric) pump, and you will probably need some guidance for helping you and your baby learn to latch and breastfeed. I agree with Andrea about contacting a local LLL Leader or a lactation consultant with the IBCLC credential after her name.

    Good luck!

    --Rebecca

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    Default Re: too late to breast feed?

    About the pump comment above, I'd rent one to begin with just to see. Plus the rental ones are top of the line and pump better. Hope this works for you!

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    Default Re: too late to breast feed?

    Moving this to relactation and adding an article for the OP:

    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/relactation.html

    Good luck!
    Jen
    "Mothers are designed to be available to their babies--to help them make the transition into this big, wide world. To teach them to trust, and love, and feel good about being alive."
    --Elizabeth N. Baldwin, Esq., So I Nursed Him Every 45 Minutes

    Click here to find your local LLL Group
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