Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Katie | 2011/07/28

Q.

is it too late to breastfeed my baby???

Subject: is it too late to breastfeed my baby???
Posted by: Katie | 15/7/2011

Hi, I had my baby 8months ago, and wasn''''t able to breastfeed her at first, cos my blood pressure was very high and I was on meds. Then when I did try, my nipples were cracked, sore, bleeding and because of all the strss of it all, I didn''''t do that much breastfeeding. From the time I went back to work (baby was 31/2 months) I stopped breastfeeding altogether. My breasts still feel heavy though, so was thinking is there a way for me to start again???

EXPERT''S REPLY
Subject:
Posted by: Paediatrician | 17/7/2011
It may be very difficult for you to start breast feeding again after such a long break, but it is worth a try. The stimulus for you to produce breastmilk is the sucking action of your baby at your breast. So try to get to your baby to feed from your breast again. You may get advice from our regular forum members as well.

READER''S REPLY
Subject: RE: is it too late to breastfeed my baby???
Posted by: Racoon | 18/7/2011
Hi Katie

It certainly is possible!! place a post on the Breastfeeding Support page. Purple will help you!

READER''S REPLY
Subject: RE: is it too late to breastfeed my baby???
Posted by: Ktatie | 28/7/2011
hi, being a bit dum.... but where do i find the breast feeding support page -)

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

It is on Health24 on the Paediatrician's page. Look for the 'breast feeding support group'

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Posted by: mom | 2011/07/29

no is not late you can do it

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Posted by: katie | 2011/07/28

never mind..... just found it  -)

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