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Breastfeeding tip : Recognising a growth spurt

* You feel as though you haven't got enough
* Baby getting upset at the breast (though can be a sign of other common problems)
* Baby is breastfeeding often or almost nonstop (feel like baby is always wanting to feed)
* A baby who was previously sleeping through the night is now waking to breast feed several times
* Baby will latch and unlatch, fussing in between

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Post by tncl08 on Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:32 pm

Hello :newhere: . My name is Catie. I am a first time mom. My daughter Isabel is just a little peach! She is 6 months old. Her daddy is in Iraq right now. So things are hard for us right now. I had breastfed my daughter for almost 5 months. I had stopped for a little while due to the moving issue and I was really distracted and had to pack and move on my own. (VERY stressful may I say.)

Now I would like to relactate with the help of medication but the whole thing about that is I need insurance to go to a doctor.. :iconsad: So here I am WISHING I could start pumping again... So I will start my journey to TRY again and hopefully have some success through support and medical means. If an adoptive mother do it so can I...
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Post by emmiesmummy on Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:52 pm

Hi Catie & welcome to the forum, im no expert in re-lactation but i know it can be done. We have had mums on here before who have tried & succeded. You need to establish skin to skin contact alot & bathing together is a great way to do this,keep offering the breast even if shes not interested t begin with ,Make sure your eating well especially things like oats & others may suggest a supplement called fenugreek. The resident experts will be along soon & will point you in the right direction,theres also a site called Kellymom that has a whole section of advice on re-laction so you may want to look there also.

Good luck & well done in making 6 months under the pressure you were under & lets hope you may re-start & continue :boob:
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Post by tncl08 on Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:21 pm

Thank you so much! It is hard with her refusing to even be cradled. It will take some time but I am going to try
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Post by kay on Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:17 pm

:wave: Hello and welcome!

Things must be real tough on you - well done, you deserve a medal! :aww:

ditto to all that Jane said, especially the skin to skin - naked cuddles and baths all the way! again as Jane said - Kellymom.com has some great relactation advice - i will get you a link in a minute!

I would start pumping asap, when i was in hospital they advised a new mum of a prem baby in SCBU 8 times minimum in 24 hours, regardless of what you get out!

It CAN be done, like you say, one of the hardest factors is relatching baby as opposed to re-producing milk!

let us know how you get on :aww:

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Post by tncl08 on Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:53 pm

Thank you ladies so much! I did hop in the bath with Isabel and we had a nice bubble bath. I had to wash some spit up off me anyway. Well I got her settled and started to wash her hair. She wanted to fall asleep. I was holding her and brought her to my breast and she did latch on for like a few seconds. She would stop and just look at my breast like, "ok so umm are you going to work?" Laughing I expressed a few drops and she saw it and then wanted to go and nurse again, but she got frustrated that there was nothing comming out like she wanted to.

Then for her nap I was feeding her without my top on and had a warm bottle for her and she rested her cheek on me and drank until she became a little drousy. She latched on and dozed off. So sounds like she wants to nurse BUT she knows that I have an extremely low low supply.

I cut out the regular bottles and started to use the bottles I had used with her when she was a newborn because it is shaped like the breast, flows like the breast, and even moves like the breast.

So we are starting off on the skin to skin, so far so good, and then we will go from there, i am trying to get her to relax in my arms again
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Post by kay on Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:25 pm

wow thats fab! there is milk there and she is prepared to latch - 1/2 way there!
keep trying her, keep up the skin to skin, and keep pumping - its supply and demand, so the more you stimulate, the more you will produce!

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Post by tncl08 on Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:53 pm

I am this means I need to drink so much more water than I do now.. I have to keep on it.. 2qts before bed tonight with 3 fenugreek and a cup of mothers milk tea
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Post by angpixi on Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:41 am

hello and welcome :wave: :aww: :aww:
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Post by jools on Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:33 am

Hello and welcome to the forum :aww:
It sounds like you are doing great :aww:
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Post by Natasha on Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:23 pm

:aww: Welcome!

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Post by Squiglet on Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:05 pm

:wave: :wave: Hello and Welcome.. I relactated with my yougest but she was very little at the time Sad
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Post by piesmummy2006 on Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:40 am

hi and welcome :wave: :aww:
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Post by KylieDavis on Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:37 am

:nowttoadd: but no, really, what kind of bottle? I've been hunting.
when she was a newborn because it is shaped like the breast, flows like the breast, and even moves like the breast.
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Post by Drusilla on Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:18 am

Just wanted to say well done for getting to 6 months!

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