Thinking about breastfeeding again after weaning - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 07-11-2012, 02:26 PM - Thread Starter
mumof2under4's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi!  I have a 19 month old daughter who I weaned off from breastfeeding just over a month ago.  I weaned her because I was going to take a trip to visit my new nephew who was born at the end of May (I actually had to reschedule my trip to 2 weeks ago, but I still had weaned her by the start of June.)  So, I went on my trip, came back, she survived without me, and all is good.  A friend of mine recently visited with her new baby daughter and my daughter was very intrigued and interested in seeing the other baby breastfeed.  She actually nuzzled in close to my chest and stayed there!! I was amazed--she must remember!! It has made me think about breastfeeding her again!!!  I don't want to have to pump, as I got so tired of pumping and don't have time to do it.  But, I do think I would like to resume bfing her again in the morning and night, as I did before we weaned!  She really enjoyed breastfeeding and I do feel that my bond with her is not as strong since I have stopped breastfeeding.  I also would like to help boost her immune system as much as I can, an added bonus of breastfeeding! 
Is there a way for me to re-lactate?  I have checked, and I am still producing milk (I can squeeze some out when I pinch both my nipples.  Can I also just re-introduce the morning and nighttime feeds? My husband is going to think I'm crazy of even contemplating this!! I weaned my son off at 14 months, because I was ready and never looked back.  Weaning my daughter at 18, I had done for the trip, and I thought I was ready, but my daughter actually really liked bfing and I wasn't as tired of it, as I was when I weaned my son.

Any help and suggestions would be great!


mumof2under4 is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 07-11-2012, 02:37 PM - Thread Starter
mumof2under4's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Me again!
I wanted to add that I definitely noticed not as close to my son after I had stopped breastfeeding him.  He went from being a mama's boy to wanting to be with Daddy.....I am noticing this with my daughter a little bit too, and while it's precious to see, it also makes me a bit jealous, I have to admit!!

So, all in all, I am mostly wanting to re-connect with her on that close level again!! It felt right and now, with a bottle of milk in hand, it just feels wrong!

mumof2under4 is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 07-11-2012, 04:36 PM
Asiago's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,777
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)

Absolutely! The science alone would back it up, but for the personal reasons that you stated also.

I have a 32 month old nursling and do not have experience with weaning but from what you have stated, I would return to your nursing relationship. Good luck, whatever you decide. All the best to you.

Asiago is online now  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off