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How can I resume breastfeeding once my milk has dried up?
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In brief: Try it!
If your milk has "dried up" for any reason, try to re-establish your baby either to the breat, or start pumping or a combination of both.
It is a labor of love but well worth the effort! you probably need to do this every 2 to 3 hours. Drink an abundance of fluids and check with your doctor on some herbs that might help with milk production.

In brief: Try it!
If your milk has "dried up" for any reason, try to re-establish your baby either to the breat, or start pumping or a combination of both.
It is a labor of love but well worth the effort! you probably need to do this every 2 to 3 hours. Drink an abundance of fluids and check with your doctor on some herbs that might help with milk production.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: Fenugreek
Place your baby to breast every 2 hours.
If your baby is unavailable then pump every 2 hours around the clock. Add to this an herb called fenugreek- 2 capsuls 4 times per day.

In brief: Fenugreek
Place your baby to breast every 2 hours.
If your baby is unavailable then pump every 2 hours around the clock. Add to this an herb called fenugreek- 2 capsuls 4 times per day.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Feeding & pumping
It may not be easy to resume breastfeeding after the milk has dried up for some reason.
One can try breastfeeding or pumping (or feeding followed by pumping) every 3-4 hours to see if the milk supply increases over a few days. If no milk resumes, then consider using formula instead of breastmilk.

In brief: Feeding & pumping
It may not be easy to resume breastfeeding after the milk has dried up for some reason.
One can try breastfeeding or pumping (or feeding followed by pumping) every 3-4 hours to see if the milk supply increases over a few days. If no milk resumes, then consider using formula instead of breastmilk.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
In brief: Breastfeeding
That is a difficult task, drink a lot of water and try to put you baby back on your breast or use a pump to pump milk, the more that you stimulate your breast by breastfeeding your baby the greater the amount of milk that you will produce.

In brief: Breastfeeding
That is a difficult task, drink a lot of water and try to put you baby back on your breast or use a pump to pump milk, the more that you stimulate your breast by breastfeeding your baby the greater the amount of milk that you will produce.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. Michael Coogan
Pediatrics
In brief: Give it a go!
You should consider asking your doctor for a referral to a lactation consultant for helpful tips when you re-start.
Your doctor may also suggest medication to help you re-lactate. You may find it difficult in the beginning, but it certainly can be done. Good luck!

In brief: Give it a go!
You should consider asking your doctor for a referral to a lactation consultant for helpful tips when you re-start.
Your doctor may also suggest medication to help you re-lactate. You may find it difficult in the beginning, but it certainly can be done. Good luck!
Dr. Michael Coogan
Dr. Michael Coogan
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