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I regret for stopping breastfeeding Can i breast feed my baby after 2months

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Hi iam mother of 5 month old baby. I left my baby in my home country and i came for job in uk recently. But my question is will be able to breast feed my baby after 2 months when I bring him here now after a month my breast are dried very little milk comes as I express it so shall I do to feed him again after 2 months. Please help me with your suggestions

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Hi, unfortunately it’s unlikely that you will be able to produce much milk after such an extended break.

I would suggest you get in touch with something like the la leche league which is a charity that help with breastfeeding.I would say that if you are still producing milk that if you were to express regularly you may be able to build up your supply. You could then freeze this so you had breast milk to give baby when they come over. They may have lost the ability to suckle effectively after a few months not breastfeeding and bottle feeding, but if you have been expressing and storing milk they will still get the benefits of this.

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soniadsouza in reply to Seb9

Thank you so much for your suggestion I'm daily crying bcoz of my baby is away from me and not able to give milk until he comes

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Seb9 in reply to soniadsouza

I can't even imagine, sending you lots of love.

Could you please tell me How long the breast milk can be stored in freezer any idea

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Seb9 in reply to soniadsouza

The rule of 6 for breast milk is:6 hours room temp

6 days in the fridge

6 months in the freezer

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soniadsouza in reply to Seb9

Thank you so much for guiding me

It is possible to re-establish feeding and you may find it easier once baby is back with you. Try one of the breastfeeding support helplines x

Like comment above it is possible. Search for support. Power pumping might be the answer. Good luck, I can't imagine how much you miss your baby.

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soniadsouza in reply to Mcra

Power pumping means electric breast pump?

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Mcra in reply to soniadsouza

I don't know the details but saw it mentioned on various breastfeeding forums, I'm sure Google has that information somewhere. It's a type of pumping to up your supply.I also found this article that may help: laleche.org.uk/relactation-...

Good luck!

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soniadsouza in reply to Mcra

Thank you so much

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