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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. Louis Gallia
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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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How common is it for milk to come back in? I stooped breast feeding two months ago and my milk came back in this past weekend? Should I be worried?

How common is it for milk to come back in? I stooped breast feeding two months ago and my milk came back in this past weekend? Should I be worried?

Quite common!: Milk production can continue in the breast for a few months, occasionally uo to a year, in a woman who has recently stopped breastfeeding. The production may increase during times of breast stimulation and even arousal. You should notice that the amount being produced should diminish with time. If no improvement in a few months, see your ob/ gyn. ...Read more

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My son had stopped breast feeding not long ago, will my breast adventualy even out soon?

My son had stopped breast feeding not long ago, will my breast adventualy even out soon?

Yes: Your breasts will gradually stop producing milk as he weans, you may have times of engorgement, but you will stop making milk soon. It is not unusual to have some asymmetry of the breasts after all is done. Congrats on doing the best for your baby! ...Read more