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Faith=2xBlessed March 13th, 2014 03:51 PM

re lactating?
 
Hello! My name is kaelyn and i gave birth to twin girls in December..I breastfed and pumped up til 6 weeks and it got to the ppint where it was too hard to do either..now they are 12 weeks old and this whole time I've been heart broken over giving up..I was wondering if any of you heard of re lactating or if anyone has done it? Thanks!

mgm78 March 14th, 2014 05:45 AM

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I know there were a few moms in my la leche who were successful, i think it really just depends on the baby. I would say, see if you can find some hands on help, maybe a lactation consultant from the hospital you were at, or a local La Leche group or another breastfeeding group.

Rachel March 14th, 2014 08:15 PM

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It can definitely be done! You need to be dedicated and persistent though. This article has some great information and resources regarding relactation:http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/relactation/Good luck!

Lucy S. March 14th, 2014 11:00 PM

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*lurking*

I did this!!

I got deathly ill and ended up in the ICU when #2 was only 6 weeks old. By the time I go out and was healthy enough to nurse, he was 100% FF and I had no supply! I won't lie, it was hard work! But first you have to believe you CAN do it! That was the hardest part especially when things get hard!
i agree with the other ladies- get an LC and get in contact with LLL! it can be done!!

mgm78 March 16th, 2014 05:46 AM

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congrats on your pregnancy Lucy, good luck with the your ultrasound and thanks for chiming in!

Faith=2xBlessed March 17th, 2014 12:43 AM

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Thank you ladies!! I love that kellymom website :) and Lucy that's awesome that you had success with it! How long did it take to get supply back and congratulations!!! Youve been at this for a long time and with those hcg numbers I'm definitely thinking twins ;)

Lucy S. March 17th, 2014 01:23 AM

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:wub: Thank you ladies!! I am hoping both made it :) :)

It took about 6 weeks but it was like a full time job and I will admit he did get a bit constipated for a couple days. It was nerve wracking (I worried about him not getting enough) but in the end worth it! I think I was on every BFing herb out there, drank a ton and ate tons of oatmeal. We also used the SNS which is a PITA but worth it. I was never so happy to toss it anything as I was when we got rid of it LOL!

Faith=2xBlessed March 17th, 2014 09:16 AM

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Ya im taking fenugreek mothers milk tea oatmeal and lots of water and pumping as much as i can i also want to get the sns..I have drops coming to the surface which im guessing is colostrum its tan and very thick n sticky! I hope i get my milk back!! And if you are pregnant with two that's great! I love my girls its awesome seeing them be two totally different people :) I will tell you tho just so your prepared bc I wasn't it is a lot a lot of work..i honestly wasnt expecting it to be as hard as it is although it is getting easier as they get older!

Faith=2xBlessed March 18th, 2014 10:19 AM

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Lucy..did you gradually gain your supply back or did it just suddenly start at 6 weeks?

Lucy S. March 18th, 2014 10:43 PM

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Very gradual!! But I was also only nursing one so i assume the process would take longer with two!

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Originally Posted by Faith=2xBlessed (Post 28003757)
And if you are pregnant with two that's great! I love my girls its awesome seeing them be two totally different people :) I will tell you tho just so your prepared bc I wasn't it is a lot a lot of work..i honestly wasnt expecting it to be as hard as it is although it is getting easier as they get older!

LOL! I totally respect twin mamas :notworthy:
If we do get blessed with twins, I pretty much plan on not leaving the house for a year and going into full survival mode for at least a year LOL! Prepare for the worst and hope for the best! LOL!
I will also suck as much advice from mamas like you!

Faith=2xBlessed March 19th, 2014 06:45 AM

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Thanks for the info :) And one piece of advice I definitely have to give is have people lined up to help everyday for atleast the first two months! I wish I had done that bc I needed it bad..my hubby only stayed home for a week and my mother in law talked like she was taking weeks off to help me but she never did thank God for my mom n my aunt or I would of been in the crazy house lol but seriously line em up! Twins are awesome tho their so darn cute n its fun having such different lil babies :)

Lucy S. March 20th, 2014 01:42 AM

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i will definitely use that advice!! :heart:

Faith=2xBlessed March 22nd, 2014 11:35 AM

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I'm so excited I have actual milk coming out now! Today I had some spray out :) yay! I got the sns and just tried it boy is it annoying!! But it worked after savannah nursed she looked up at me n smiled n was so content :)

Lucy S. March 23rd, 2014 12:54 AM

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Aww yay!! Yes the SNS is such a PITA but a life saver! It will feel good to throw that thing out one day ;) Very happy for you!!!


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