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    I bf/ff my baby for the first couple weeks... I had a really good supply that didnt dry up for almost 2 months. I decided to stop bf, mainly because I didnt have alot of support and it was super hard.

    But now she is 5 months... and im really disapointed that I didnt try harder. I have started pumping again... Ive been doing alot in the evening and late evening.

    Any tips? I am going to look into fenugreek.

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    I have been relactating since december. I am currently taking domperdone and make about 12 ounces a day. I only bf my son for 2 weeks and then started relactating at about 5 months. It has been a long process but definately worth it. At the beginning I rented a hospital grade pump and would pump every 3 hours. I would hardly get anything but kept on. Now I get 2 to 3 oz a pump and about 4 to 5 oz when I pump in the morning. I wanted to get my son back to breast and at first I could have but wasn't making enough to keep him interested. Now that I make more he just bites me so I have given up that hope. But it is possible to relactate. Hope that helps if you have any other questions you can PM me. Good luck!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    I am Kate
    Wife to Jason
    Mom to Aubrey 4/06 queen
    Mom to Nathan 5/08 Relactated for him and he got EBM for a year
    Mom to Jack 8/11

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    Thank you ladies... im a bit afraid to ask my doctor because I think he will think im ridiculous for trying to relactate.... I have heard fenugreek can help alot?

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    im a bit afraid to ask my doctor because I think he will think im ridiculous for trying to relactate....
    Who cares what he thinks? You're paying him to give you medical advice, not to judge you.

    I have heard fenugreek can help alot?
    For some moms, yes, it can. And it can't hurt to try (unless you are diabetic- in that case, discuss it with your doctor).
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    Don't feel ridiculous. I wasn't sure how my doctor would be but she was totally supportive. You can also get it off of inhousepharmacy.com. That is where I get mine now. Cheaper than getting here in the states. Fenugreek helps but for me I don't think I would have been very successful without the dom. But thats just me everybody is different. Don't worry about what anybody else thinks you are doing something totally awesome for your baby and that is the most important thing!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    I am Kate
    Wife to Jason
    Mom to Aubrey 4/06 queen
    Mom to Nathan 5/08 Relactated for him and he got EBM for a year
    Mom to Jack 8/11

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    Thanks guys... I know I shouldnt' feel silly... but I just think people will judge because I didnt stick with it before.

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    started fenugreek last night... Im going to try 8 tabs a day. Ive started pumping like crazy too... so we'll see!

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    thanks... I may try at night... she doesnt comfort suck alot in the day unfortunately... I got some tea too.. it has fennel seeds, red raspberry leaf, nettle, dill, anise seeds, orange peel, chinese star anise and cinnomin bark... it is supposed to help too?

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    I sent you a pm*
    Kristina Jeremiah since 2-18-1998
    Mother to
    2-02
    Gavin 1-03 Nursed 2.5mo
    Keean 5-04 BCLP
    Alexis 12-06 Nursed 12mo THEN
    Relactated after 5mo(due to her dairy intol.) and ended up making 30oz a day
    Now we are Weaned! AGAIN!
    Kason 6-2-10
    Birth..8 lbs 5.9 oz
    4 wks.... 10 lbs 12 oz
    9 wks.... 13 lbs 14 oz
    15wks... 16 lbs 4 oz
    17wks... 17 lbs 2 oz
    6 mo..... 19 lbs 6 oz
    7 mo .....20 lbs 3 oz

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    My son is 6 months old (3 months adjusted...was born at 26 wks) and I'm 16 weeks pregnant. I pumped and gave him breast milk for the first two and a half months of his life. (froze most of it) He never really latched on properly, and I returned to work two weeks before he came home. Now that I'm a SAHM, I would really like to give him breast milk again, along with our new baby due Nov. 10th. Is this possible, and would there be benefits to breastfeeding my son now?

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