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Can i induce lactation after a few months of not breastfeeding (i need to take meds)?

Can i induce lactation after a few months of not breastfeeding (i need to take meds)?

Yes: Regular stimulation of the breast, either by the baby or with a breast pump, will eventually restore your milk production. You might find it easier to 'pump and dump' while on the medication. Once the baby is ready to latch again, you will still have some milk production at that time. ...Read more

Dr. Lydia Collins
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. I know the benef

Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. 

I know the benef

Bonding, : I've assisted adoptive mom lactate; all felt it enhanced bonding. Adoptive moms who lactate don't usually have an adequate breast milk supply and will need to supplement with formula, which can be given via a supplemental nutrition device taped to mom's nipple, so baby receives breast milk and formula simultaneously. May reduce breast cancer, in post partum-wgt loss, shrink uterus. Congrats! ...Read more

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Is adult breastfeeding good for health?

Is adult breastfeeding good for health?

Clarification...: If you are asking whether there are health benefits for an adult who drinks breast milk, i would say the risks outweigh the possible benefits. Certain infections (such the HIV virus and others) can be transmitted via breast milk. I would stick to my other milk choices (cow, goat, soy, rice, etc.). ...Read more

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Does adult breastfeeding carry std risks?

Does adult breastfeeding carry std risks?

HIV ...: Breastfeeding rarely brings STD-related infection risk to the baby but HIV. More details on STD & breastfeeding? Go to http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/disease/index.htm from CDC. Best wishes to the health of baby and you. ...Read more

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I need to go on meds for 6month, i only breastfed 11 weeks, can I induce lactation again after such a long time? Im so upset i can not breastfeed :(

I need to go on meds for 6month, i only breastfed 11 weeks, can I induce lactation again after such a long time?  Im so upset i can not breastfeed :(

What medication ?: Some medications can actually be taken during breastfeeding. If you are going on medications the doctors know are toxic, then relaction through hormonal manipulation is possible. However, a baby who has bottle fed for that long may show little interest in going back. ...Read more

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We do not have lactation consultant for our area. Who can help me with my breast feeding issues?

We do not have lactation consultant for our area. Who can help me with my breast feeding issues?

Breastfeeding: It maybe in the bottom of your list but your pediatrician can give you a lot of pointers (as well as your ob). I have helped mothers maintain and continue after discussing numerous issues. A "doula" or person with some expertise in breastfeeding is also another option. ...Read more

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Please read! do you have any lactation consultants here for a breast feeding problem?

Please read! do you have any lactation consultants here for a breast feeding problem?

Depends: Most large hospitals have them and you can call around. Also, doula's are trained in this. ...Read more

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Is mastitis purely developed from breast feeding, lactation etc or just the sucking of nipple that develops it and therefore infects?

Is mastitis purely developed from breast feeding, lactation etc or just the sucking of nipple that develops it and therefore infects?

Mastitis: There are 2 types of mastitis: 1- lactational, breast feeding related 2- non lactational: could be related to trauma to breast, infections elsewhere in the body, e.g. Uti, teeth work, sinusitis, etc. ...Read more

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What is a good lacation blend for women who want to start back breast feeding their baby?

What is a good lacation blend for women who want to start back breast feeding their baby?

Complementary med: Fenugreek is one herb which stimulate breast milk. It can be taken in seed form, or greens with your food ...Read more