relactation after 1 year
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|Fri, 06-18-2010 - 1:51pm|
Hello there. I am new to the boards. I thought I would check them out.
Exclusively BFed my son till he was 6 months old. It was a rough start including fingerfeeding the 1st 2 months. Anyway..... I had to have emergency radiation when he was 6 months and had to stop BFing cold turkey. It was torture but I didn't have a choice.
Well, he is turning 18 months old this month and for the past 2 months out of the blue he has wanted to nurse. I don't know where it has came from but he is obsessed. I called my radiologist to see if enough time had elapsed (they had said 6 months to 1 year) and he informed me that I apparently only had to wait 3 months. I'm beyond angry because that means that I would have just had to pump and dump for 3 months and then continued on.
That is a whole different story though. Now it's been a full year with no milk supply or stimulation but I've decided to give it a go and try to relactate. I'm about to start a round of fenugreek and pump as much as possible. Any other suggestions would be nice.
If my supply does come back, I am going to try to just exclusively pump. I really don't think my arms can handle a 25lb toddler up for nursing sessions lol.