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    Default Restarting breastfeeding after stopping for 8 weeks.

    I stopped for numerous reasons, husband illness (stress), reflux symptoms in baby, low supply however since we've been on formula he's been so unsettled. The Paediatrician is now questioning a cows milk protein intolerance however I am unsure if it is just a 'stab in the dark'.

    Has anyone restarted their supply and if so how?????? I/we really did enjoy breastfeeding in the early days and I just feel that this may help his little tummy. He's 5 months old now.

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    It's called 'relactating' and it's definitely possible I've read many success stories. I don't have personal advice myself, but check out this link:

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/relactation.html

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    thank you so much! I'll have a look at the site now.

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    Check out the Australian Breastfeeding Association website and/or give then a call or send them an email... They are fantastic! Good on you and good luck!!!

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    Hi,
    You could either start by putting babe to the breast at the start of each feed then topping up( whilst your milk supply is establishing), this in itself will stimulate your milk supply and get it flowing also try to pump after each feed using a hospital grade pump. Also you mentioned you had a low supply- did you try fenugreek?(herb) or motillium? ( from the dr) these can both help you relactate and stimulate milk supply.
    Im breastfeeding my 9 week twins at the moment and am doing all of the above due to a low supply ( they were 7 weeks early and i had a c section so no suprise there!) With my first baby i was considering going back to breast feeding after giving up- so did loads of reading about how to so i feel this would be my specialist subject lol!!.
    Your diet is really important too- make sure your having at least 500 more calories a day and drinking to your thirst, try having oats in your diet . I have no idea how it works but it does- i am actually sick of eating oats morning and night but in my experience it helps!. There is a recipe for cookies too on here which use brewers yeast which are supposed to be great to help milk production- am going to try that this week and will let you know if they work!!
    Keep us updated
    Kris xx


 

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