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September 10th, 2008, 04:56 PM
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I nursed/pumped until my DD was around 8 weeks old...and then I was put on diuretics for my swollen feet and ankles, which effectively dried me up. I was not allowed to nurse her anyway, while I was taking the pills. I would really like to try to start nursing again, however, I am completely dried up. I do have a prescription for Reglan, and some Fenugreek as well as Mother's Milk tea, though I haven't tried anything yet.

I just wondered if it's even possible for me to start lactating again? Should I even do it? I know it will be extremely time consuming to do it...but now that I'm officially staying home full time, I feel like I can devote the time to try if I can. I figured I need to start pumping/nursing every few hours.

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September 10th, 2008, 06:12 PM
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Yes you can. It will take a lot of dedication though. I've never done it, just did a bit of reading. And YES it is worth it
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September 10th, 2008, 06:15 PM
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I worry that I'll be so selfish...I've really enjoyed being so independent over the past month...but, I feel this overwhelming guilt about it. She was doing so well on BM, and I feel bad that I took that away from her. Not that she isn't thriving on formula, but I'm sure you get what I'm saying!

I'm going to pick up my Reglan tomorrow and give it a shot. What do I have to lose, right?
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September 10th, 2008, 07:16 PM
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Good luck Sarah--I hope you can do it!!! Keep us posted!!!
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September 10th, 2008, 08:33 PM
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Good luck Sarah!

So are you not working the new job then?
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September 10th, 2008, 09:03 PM
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relactation info

I really hope this works out for you!!
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September 10th, 2008, 09:48 PM
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You can do it!!
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September 11th, 2008, 08:48 AM
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Thanks for the great info and support!!!!!

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So are you not working the new job then?[/b]

No....I decided to stay where I was and work on an as needed basis--working only when dh is off work. He's been able to p/u a ton of overtime, so I'm not working anymore. If he gets a day off, I might p/u a shift, but I'm home for good now!
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September 11th, 2008, 08:59 AM
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You most definitely can do it. If you are really committed to it you can for sure do it. I hope it works for you. Here is another kellymom link about the basics of relacting...
Relactation Basics

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September 11th, 2008, 10:49 AM
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what a doll your girl is. Parker was one of our top choices for girl names, and I love it for a boy too.
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September 11th, 2008, 10:51 AM
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Thank you!!! We named her after another Parker I used to nanny for.

I'm running out to p/u my prescription here in a bit.
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