6 doctors weighed in:
How long after stopping breastfeeding can you start again?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: A few days
Depending on how long ago you delivered your baby, you can usually re-start breastfeeding within a week or two without difficulty but sometimes women can resume milk production several months or even years after stopping.

In brief: A few days
Depending on how long ago you delivered your baby, you can usually re-start breastfeeding within a week or two without difficulty but sometimes women can resume milk production several months or even years after stopping.
Dr. Traci Buxton
Dr. Traci Buxton
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Some adoptive moms will even nurse. They need to work with a specialist, but it can work. If you want to breastfeed but have problems with milk production, talk with your OB/GYN.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
and sometimes when you stop for a few days it can be really hard for the breastmilk supply to recover again. It might, it might not be as good as before.
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
Breastfeeding is based on supply and demand principles.
If you stop breastfeeding for 2-3 days, then it is important to drink plenty of fluids, nurse your baby frequently and pump frequently in order to reestablish your milk supply.

In brief: It depends
Breastfeeding is based on supply and demand principles.
If you stop breastfeeding for 2-3 days, then it is important to drink plenty of fluids, nurse your baby frequently and pump frequently in order to reestablish your milk supply.
Dr. Willa Terry
Dr. Willa Terry
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