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April 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
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Okay so when is the latest someone could start breast feeding??
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April 28th, 2010, 04:04 PM
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As long as you are still producing milk, you can try to start breastfeeding. Usually if you are not nursing, the milk will come in and then dry up within a few weeks of birth.
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April 28th, 2010, 04:10 PM
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Or you can re-lactate. Also wanted to let you know NO question is a stupid question.
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April 28th, 2010, 04:21 PM
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well, I am due to have a baby in 3wks, BUT I have a 16mth old i couldnt breast feed because they said he was lactose intolerate, and it wasnt until formula after formula did they realize it wasnt the lactose! so I dried up, NOW that I am pregnant and for some reason,my milkis back about full force. I called WIC office and they said as long as I dont have a lot of contractions and they are not long, or hard, then it is great to pump, BUT I just had a slight thought of my 16mth old son, should I just pump and add to his cup? Or just freeze forthe LO. My 16mth old has TERRIBLE immune system, and i feel like he got RIPPED. then I thought, about just trying to breastfeeding him, and if that is to weird, is to old, is it a habbit that would be bad to start now??
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April 28th, 2010, 04:42 PM
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That sucks about not being able to BF him! My son has a dairy allergy (which I think he might outgrow) and I just had to cut dairy out of my diet. I am surprised the Dr didn't recommend you try that first. And, the Dr explained that a diary allergy is not the same as being lactose intolerant. It is an allergy to a protein in dairy product, which is super common in babies, and they normally outgrow it in 6 - 12 months.

Anyway... I wanted to second that no question is dumb! And congrats on your baby, keep us posted if you decide to try nursing your son. If you have a deep freeze, you could probably save it for the new baby, but it is only good for 3 months in a regular freezer, so it may not be worth it in that case.
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April 28th, 2010, 05:13 PM
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No question is dumb

My friend has an over supply with her third baby and has been giving her 2 and 4 year olds sippy cups of the extra breastmilk. Your LO may not been keen to the taste right off the bat, but offer it up a couple times and see. Worse case, freeze it. Do you feel like you need to pump because you are in pain of uncomfortable?
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April 28th, 2010, 05:46 PM
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no, im not in a lot of pain. My boobs do HURT though. I know that is normal. But, I just have noticed the amout in which I can express, and I thought, what a waste if I dont use it! That is just how I see it.

Well, I dont think I will try and breastfeed Sebastian, I think his age would make it awkward seeing how he doesnt remember when we tried when he was 2mths old. so I just will pump and let him try it. Thanks ladies. I just look at my 16mth old son and just wish I would have had this milk for him then, and the bonding time.(((SIGH)))
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April 28th, 2010, 05:56 PM
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I think it would be very good to give your 16mo breastmilk if you can, in a cup or whatever. The antibodies would probably be very good for him! Just keep an eye on whether pumping makes you contract or not.
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April 28th, 2010, 07:55 PM
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Right now you should be producing colostrum, which will have a bit of a different taste than your milk (which will come in around 2-4 days after your have your baby). Both are very good for him though, colostrum has a lot of antibodies because it's made to kickstart a newborn's immune system, so it would be great for his!
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I still breastfeed my 3 year old, so for us, even that isn't too old
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April 28th, 2010, 08:25 PM
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well I pumped! around 10 minutes on each, not ONE contraction! but, I only got about a half ounce all together, but I think it was nice and thick milk and colostrum, it looked white coming out, little watery, and when I looked in the bottle it was yellowish. I poured that little bit into his milk cup with his other milk, he had about an ounce left other whole milk, and he sucked it down . so I am hoping to keep this up. I feel so supported here!! thanks so very much!!!!HUGE Hugs to you all!!
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April 28th, 2010, 08:34 PM
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Adoptive mothers who have never had a baby can breastfeed too.

Grats on getting some milk for him, great way to wean him off the other milk!
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