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Can I go back to breastfeeding after 3 months of weaning?

Anonymous

I thought I was sure that I wanted to wean my son at 12 months, and from 8 months, I weaned him off night feeds- giving him water instead- and reduced nursing to twice in 24 hours. I barely feel any let down, if at all in one breast, and my breasts have considerably reduced in size etc. Now I’m on the way out, I really wish I was could continue. Could I try again? I still nurse him twice a day and tried more, but it gets painful as don’t have anything. I EBF and only pumped a handful of times. The last time I pumped was some eight months ago. Anyone with helpful experiences to share? Thank you

  • Aje
    Dec 09

    Your supply is based on demand. If you want to produce more milk the baby has to spend more time at the breast. My sister never felt her letdown when she breastfed her son. I always did until we cut down to two or three nursing sessions a day . But even though I no longer feel the letdown I still have enough milk to meet the baby’s demand. Are you just trying to continue nursing the same amount as you are or do you want to increase his feedings?

  • Anonymous
    Dec 10

    Yes! Aje said it perfectly. If you are still producing at all then I think you will be able to pick back up. It’s all about demand. If your baby is at the boob more and demanding more than I think that will really helps production

  • Anonymous
    Dec 10

    Thank you very much for your responses. My baby is just over 12 months, so I ‘met my goal’ and as he never took the bottle, he just has (goat) milk with in his cereal, with his dinner or cheese, yoghurt etc. So I’m not thinking so much of the nutritional need as emotional. I underestimated how much it meant to us both, and feel terrible when he wants to nurse and I’ve so little- not enough to satisfy his need. I will put him back on as much as possible. I’m also drinking more water, and will get some lactation tea. Your comments and thoughts are always welcome. Thank you again!