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RELACTATION: Check out relactation journey. As you can see, slow and steady wins the race

RELACTATION: Check out relactation journey. As you can see, slow and steady wins the race — expect very little milk in the beginning. What really worked well for Nichelle was hand expression! She hand expressed AFTER EVERY pump session. This was key for extracting every precious drop and stimulating more milk production. ⁣

Most relactating parents will produce some milk, and some parents will produce all the milk their baby needs. It’s important to consider that breastfeeding doesn’t have to be all or nothing though. ⁣

The first return of milk is most likely to be milky, but can also be yellow or clear. Milk may come in very slowly, usually taking several days/weeks. Emptying your breasts frequently and effectively will be essential when relactating.⁣

That generally requires at least 8 milk removals per 24 hours, approximately evenly distributed throughout the day and night, using a high quality breast pump and hands on pumping (massage, compressions and hand expressing after pumping). At least one milk removal overnight around 2-4 am will also be key. ⁣

If your little one is willing and able to nurse, supplementing at the breast with a system like the Lact-Aid can help baby spend more time at the breast for both nutrition and comfort as well as provide stimulation to increase your supply. ⁣
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📷:@sonshineandrainbowslactation ⁣on Instagram

 

Important Note: these milk amounts were expressed in an entire day NOT per pump session ⁣😊

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spanishclaire
spanishclaire
1 month ago

Stuck on that Day 14 picture 😩

amothersjournal
amothersjournal
1 month ago

I relactated and it took me about 4 weeks to get a full bottle of milk. It spent about 2 weeks of pumping nothing!! I did every 2 hours during the day and 1/2 in the night 🙌🏼

nancy_mamphy
nancy_mamphy
1 month ago

Is there a pill that can help with increasing the milk suddenly my milk production is very low.

deepikaanju
deepikaanju
1 month ago

Amount of efforts put into this by this momma is really great 👌

taniya.ka.ur
taniya.ka.ur
1 month ago

this profile so good, helpful 😘

krestinachka
krestinachka
1 month ago

Fenugreek helped tremendously for me!

aliya.aibrahim
aliya.aibrahim
1 month ago

Correction: it’s not parents who lactate or relactate. It’s MOMS.

poissonivy2019
poissonivy2019
1 month ago

Going straight to formula👍😁

niphidiahj
niphidiahj
1 month ago

I know how is feel 😌

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