Re: Relactating a 10 month old
It definitely isn't too late to relactate, and it may not even be too late to nurse. My Mom was in a similar situation back in 1982- she had to wean my 3 month-old sister for medical reasons. She didn't have a pump, and had no luck with hand-expression. 3 months later, when she was given the go-ahead to nurse, her milk was totally gone. Simply by putting my sis to the breast before offering formula, my mom was able to relactate and she went on to nurse my sis until she was 18 months old.
I know you say your baby won't latch- but keep offering! She may surprise you! Doing lots of skin-to-skin contact and co-sleeping may also help. (Many babies who won't nurse during the day will latch on at night when they are relaxed.)
You also may want to see a lactation consultant and rent a hospital-grade pump, which are often much better at boosting supply than off-the-shelf models.
Good luck! You can do this!
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