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I exclusively breastfed my daughter for about 7 months, until we went to my family's house for vacation. They were more than unsupportive about my breastfeeding her "so long" so it was hard to find places to nurse and I started giving her bottles of formula. After the 3 week visit, we were pretty much over with breastfeeding, and when I got home I just didn't really pick back up with it again, except at night for a few weeks.<br><br>
She is 10 months old now, and I am feeling more and more guilty by the day! I really wanted to breastfeed her for AT LEAST a year, but probably for more like 18 months or longer. That, combined with the fact that she's been getting sick a lot lately, and I just want her to have the good stuff again SO BADLY!<br><br>
I've tried putting her to the breast a few times, but she just doesn't seem to remember that that is where she used to get her food from.<br><br>
I have two questions:<br><br>
1. Is there any way to relactate after this much time of no milk (about 3 months now).<br><br>
2. If I am able to build a milk supply up again, is there any way to get her to nurse again?<br><br>
Thanks so much for your help on this! I really hope there is SOMETHING I can do!
 

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Read the top several links on Kellymom's page here:<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/index.html</a><br><br>
There are other moms working on relactating here, including Justice2, you could contact for more info on what's working for them. There's also a recent thread called "help and understanding needed" about another mama who wants to get started relactating, and there's lots of helpful hints in there.<br><br>
Good luck, mama!
 
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