Many mothers stop breastfeeding in the first 6 weeks, and of those, another many say they wanted to carry on for longer. This book is a guide to rebuilding milk supply after a gap. It doesn’t matter whether you stopped breastfeeding a week ago or several years ago. It doesn’t matter whether you want to return to breastfeeding the same baby, or if you want to relactate to feed an adopted baby, or for a myriad of other reasons. The process is the same, and relactation IS possible. This book will guide you through:
—The practical steps including expressing and information on medication which may help.
—How to safely and slowly reduce bottles as your milk supply increases.
—Supporting the baby to return to the breast.
—Tips for managing a pumping regime while also parenting and juggling day-to-day life.
Lucy Ruddle is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a Breastfeeding Counsellor, and holds a diploma in child psychology. She began training in breastfeeding support after successfully going through full relactation to breastfeed her eldest son. She has been supporting parents through the process of rebuilding their milk supply for 6 years now and is passionate about helping mothers through the emotional side of relactation as well as the practical steps.
Authors: Lucy Ruddle, IBCLC