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#1 of 6 Old 10-02-2007, 05:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was wondering if at 16 months is it too late to try to get baby back to nursing? I regret stopping last summer even though I had no support, but I would love to see if my girls would still be interested in nursing again? How would I even get started? I still have no local support, but I really want to make a go at this and try! They are only getting 4 bottles of EBM a day, so I don't see where I would have too much trouble nursing them instead of giving them the bottle of EBM??!!

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Anyone??!! Is there anyone that can help me??!!

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Do they act at all interested? Have you offered? It sounds like you are still pumping, is that right?

Here's some links from Kellymom:

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...to-breast.html

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Dp you mean last summer like 2006?

If it was more recent I would just suggest skin to skin, snuggling in bed, offering as comfort etc.
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NAK.

Regarding Inducing Relactation, there are two components to Inducing Lactation. The first is the mother’s supply and the second is the baby’s nursing skills. Nursing is very instinctive in the first hour or so after delivery. After that it is a complex set of skills that need to be learned. The younger the baby is the easier it should be to bring in a supply and teach baby to nurse but it will take patience and effort.

Below are a number of links. The last link is to an article on the re-lactation protocol developed by Newman. The second to last link is to his page at “The Birth Den” website. See the far right column for videos on latching.

I periodically post these links and find that the addresses often change. As of the writing of this post all of the links should be current since I checked them all and updated the ones that were inactive.

Finding a current link is usually a simple matter of copying/pasting the article name into the search field of the meta search engine of your choice and the article you're looking for will usually be one of the first results. You may need to look carefully since occasionally some of the results will be for related resources linking the article in question but that is often a dead link as well.

I have learned the hard way it is usually more efficient to search using a meta search engine rather than the site the article comes from. Note, you can tell the source of the article from the link/address. Unfortunately, some of the search features on these various sites are unreliable, notably Kellymom.com, so even if you have a "Key Word" from the article you can't be guaranteed to find it by using that site's search function.

If it turns out that some of these aren’t working please PM me and I'd be glad to track it down.

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La Leche League article: Phoebe's Journey (re: a Mom that re-lactated for a 10 1/2 month adopted Chinese girl)
http://www.lalecheleague.org/NB/NBJulAug06p166.html

I would like to resume breastfeeding after an interruption. How do I relactate?
http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/relactation.html

Relactation and Induced Lactation Resources
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/adopt/rel...resources.html

Adoptive Breastfeeding & Relactation
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/adopt/index.html

Relactation and Adoptive Breastfeeding: The Basics
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/relactation.html

Help -- My Baby Won't Nurse!
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...to-breast.html

Re-Birthing: Help For Latch On Problems
http://www.lactationconsultant.info/rebirth.html

When a Baby Refuses to Nurse
http://www.mobimotherhood.org/MM/article-refusal.aspx

Helping a Mother with a Baby Who Is Reluctant to Nurse
http://www.llli.org/FAQ/strike.html

My Baby Just Doesn't Get It
http://www.wiessinger.baka.com/bfing...e/babyget.html

Dr. Jack Newman – The Birth Den
http://www.thebirthden.com/Newman.html

The Protocols for Induced Lactation A Guide for Maximizing Breastmilk Production
http://www.mamadearest.ca/en/info/ne...-lactation.htm
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Thank you for all the links! I have e-mailed a couple of LLL leaders in my area and an IBCLC and haven't heard anything back yet. I hope they get back to me soon. I'm just very frustrated because I really want to give this a go and I just can't seem to find the support. I didn't have any support last year or I would still be nursing them!

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