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Doctor insights on: If I Stopped Breast Feeding For Two Months Can I Start Again

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I've stopped breast feeding two months ago. Can I start again?

I've stopped breast feeding two months ago. Can I start again?

Maybe: Once you've stopped breastfeeding it is hard to reinitiate lactation. If your breasts are still leaking, you could try pumping with a hospital grade pump 8 times a day or have baby di o it, but most kids won't feed that much if they'd had a break for that long. You can also talk to your doctor about medicines that can sometimes help, it is usually unrealistic to expect a full supply back. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Period after 6 weeks&mostly breast feeding. With my previous two pregnancy less breastfeeding &period come when I stopped. why this time it come early?

Period after 6 weeks&mostly breast feeding. With my previous two pregnancy less breastfeeding &period come when I stopped. why this time it come early?

Many causes: The return of menses following delivery is extremely variable even if she is breast feeding. Even more so with premature deliveries. I would recommend using some form of birth control - even the morning after pill - for at least 3 months following delivery to allow the uterus to heal and be ready for the next pregnancy. ...Read more

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Period after 6 weeks of giveing birth&mostly breast feeding. my previous two pregnancy period come when I stopped nursing. why this time it so early?

Period after 6 weeks of giveing birth&mostly breast feeding. my previous two pregnancy period come when I stopped nursing. why this time it so early?

Period with nursing: This is a normal variation after delivery and nursing. You said "mostly" nursing. Sometimes, if you supplement at all, this could cause your period to start. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a stopped up milk duct 24 years after breast feeding? I am a 44 year old female who hasn't breast fed in 14 years and had a hystorectomy about 8-10 years ago. Two days ago my right breast was extremely sore. Upon examination a m

What could be the cause of a stopped up milk duct 24 years after breast feeding? I am a 44 year old female who hasn't breast fed in 14 years and had a hystorectomy about 8-10 years ago. Two days ago my right breast was extremely sore. Upon examination a m

It : It sounds like you may be dealing with an infection, and what looked like milk to you may have been pus. It is not uncommon for women to experience a nipple abscess at any age. I suggest you schedule a visit with your primary care provider. After a history an exam, a diagnosis can be made. If it is infectious, then appropriate antibiotics will be started. Good luck. ...Read more

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My breast still make milk and I stopped breast feeding a year ago. Is this normal?

No: You should not continue to make milk that long after stopping nursing, unless you are frequently stimulating your nipples. Also, it seems the problem is one sided. You need to see your doctor, and have some tests done to find out what is happening. This usually is not cancer, if that is worrying you. ...Read more

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What to do if i still am producing milk 8 months after i stopped breast feeding is this normal?

Usually yes: Many women continue with a white discharge for even 1-2 years after stopping breastfeeding. If it continues and you are worried, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I stopped breast feeding my son for over a year now and i can still squeeze milk from my breasts. When will this end?

I stopped breast feeding my son for over a year now and i can still squeeze milk from my breasts. When will this end?

See provider: Galactorrhea is the spontaneous flow of milk from the breast, unassociated with childbirth or nursing. If it has been over a year since you stopped nursing, this merits a full medical and endocrinolgic evaluation to ensure that it is nothing to be concerned about, especially if you are having menstrual irregularities. See your provider and get this evaluated. ...Read more

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I stopped breast feeding almost 8 months ago, is it too late to relactation? Is it possible to relactation at this point?

I stopped breast feeding almost 8 months ago, is it too late to relactation? Is it possible to relactation at this point?

Yes, but difficult : You have to your advantage the fact you were previously breast feeding. This makes relactation a bit easier, but it's still a daunting task. You must be very committed, very relaxed, and understand even with the best situation you may not be successful. If possible, get a lactation expert involved. Adoptive mom's who didn't even have a baby have done this, but it takes time and commitment ...Read more