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my sister had bad advice, little support, and in the hospital she was encouraged to give her baby formula (at 24 hours old becuase she 'couldnt pump enough" ) so now at 3 months old her baby is on formula. I told her that some people do relactate and she seemed intrested. With her work/school scedual I dont know if she will be able to do anything 24/7 but she would like to be able to give her baby any milk she can.

has anyone done this? can you do part time relactating? any good links i can send her?
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http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/relactation.html

http://www.lact-aid.com/rpt025.htm

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Looks like you have the links, I just want to send support!!

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Yes, she can! I know someone who successfully relactated for a 6 month old...and he was 100% BF'd after a bit...she got to a point she didn't even have to supplement!

Good luck!

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I'm working on it and dealing with triplets. It is slower but still possible to do it with whatever schedule she has.

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I posted this elsewhere too -- but how old is too old to relactate? My triplets are 19 months - have been weaned since 6 months - and are sick all the time. If someone would tell me that nursing them now will abate some of the constant illness in our house - I'd seriously consider it. Is it even possible?

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I relactated. I BF for two weeks, got really sick and had to stop. A month later, I started trying to relactate. I just started breastfeeding again, and my milk came back in after a few weeks. I eventually made enough to stop supplementing with formula.

TripMom, it's totally possible to start relactating, but with older babies, they might not be interested. If you want to give it a shot, go ahead! You don't need anyone's permission. If you are really serious, but the babies aren't into it, maybe you can pump to relactate for them.

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TripMom, it's totally possible to start relactating, but with older babies, they might not be interested. If you want to give it a shot, go ahead! You don't need anyone's permission. If you are really serious, but the babies aren't into it, maybe you can pump to relactate for them.
I am sure the world will think I'm nuts - but I'm exhausted from constant illness with them - keeping them up all night, crying, etc. And one of my babies has been struggling with upper respiratory problems - I'm afraid he's developing asthma (this has been suggested to us in one of at least 3 or 4 emergency room visits in his short life). Do you think it would help?

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