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Hi,<br>
Is there anyone here at MDC who has personal experience with relactation?<br>
And wouldn't mind chatting with me about it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
I would greatly appreciate it.
 

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Justice2 has posted about it...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hi Annais! If your baby is only two weeks old, you have a good shot at relactation. My baby and I went through a lot of problems before he would latch on and nurse full time, which took 3 months total. Are you pumping? Do you have a board certified lactation consultant to work with?<br><br>
Please feel free to post any questions or problems you're having and between all the experienced mamas here at MDC we will help you in any way we can!<br><br>
Here are some links that might be helpful:<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/relactation.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/relactation.html</a><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>
You can find a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) at <a href="http://www.iblce.org/us_regional_registry.htm" target="_blank">http://www.iblce.org/us_regional_registry.htm</a><br><br>
Congratulations on the birth of your baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="baby"> It will all work out OK. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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At 2 weeks, it shouldn't be so hard. Those first 6 weeks are for establishing and building your supply so your body is amazingly flexible at this time. The first 3 months your hormones drive your milk supply and ensure you have plentiful supply for the next year or so. So 2 weeks in that time frame isn't so much.<br><br>
Basically you'd need to pump 8 times/24 hours, maybe take domperidone, work on baby's latch. You'd really benefit from a good IBCLC.<br><br>
I was pumping for 16 weeks before I got my dd exclusively BF. Her latch was terrible for the first few weeks so she wasn't emptying my breasts and my supply dried up.<br><br>
Good luck.
 

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You can do it! Besides Justice2 I remember seeing someone else on here saying that they relactated. Do you participate in the WIC program? If you do you they will have a lactation consultant on hand and you should be able to get an appointment right away. If not see a lactation consultant immediatly. It may also be helpful to go to a LLLI meeting.<br><br>
ITA that only being two weeks pp you should be able to get a supply going pretty easily. Start putting baby on to nurse whenever your dc will take the nipple. Pump for 15 minutes three times today. This should get you going until you can see a lactation consultant. I look forward to hearing your story! You have lots of support here!
 
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