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My Milk Is Gone. Can I Relactate?

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
My name is Amy and I went to my OB/GYN for my annual and I asked her was there anything I could take to reestablish my milk supply. It's been a 3 ½ month break since I nursed my son (he's 5 ½ months) and she stated once the milk ducts dry up its not possible to relactate. Is this true or not? I just want piece of mind while I start this quest because others say that it is possible but the professional that I'm putting my trust in says no. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Will I Be Able To Nurse After a Reduction Surgery?

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
I had a breast reduction (from a D to a B, I'm only 5 feet tall !) in late 2001, and am due to have my first child in October of this year. What is the likelihood I will be able to breastfeed? Is there anything I should be doing to increase my odds?

Thank you,
Bay