16/03/2007, 04:58 PM
My handsome son is now seven weeks old. I was breastfeeding him for the first 3 weeks but due to certain circumstances I had to put him on formula. He has been on this for now four weeks. My milk has not completely dried up so I am hopefully going to try and resume breastfeeding.
It has been a month nearly now and I wondered if anyone here has been successful with this and if there are any tips on increasing my supply. Or maybe it would be best to keep him on formula...
Thanks in advance.
16/03/2007, 05:40 PM
try using the supply line. Here is the line for it.http://www.mothersdirect.com.au/prod394.htm
16/03/2007, 06:42 PM
If you would love to restart BFing then I think the best thing to do would be to speak to a lactation consultant or contact the ABA, they should be able to help you out.
Offering the breast frequently and expressing can help increase your supply and I know there are some things from the healthfood shop people take to increase.
16/03/2007, 09:30 PM
Here are a few links that may help - the kellymom site is a great one for all things breastfeeding http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/decrease-formula.htmlhttp://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppbre...ed/?msg=31347.3http://www.lact-aid.com/rpt025.htm
It certainly is possible - you would need to feed and express to build up supply though. You have an advantage in that hormone levels are high for the 3 months after birth so the chances of success are higher
Good luck with whatever you decide
17/03/2007, 09:19 PM
Call the ABA helpline and ask for help with relactation (that's what you want to do). They have a booklet about it for $5. It certainly is possible.
There's also the ABA online forum that has a subsection about relactation.