I stopped breastfeeding. Can I start again?
Some mothers can start breastfeeding or making milk again after having stopped. This is called re-lactating. It is more likely to be successful if the baby is willing to breastfeed and the mother had a normal or large milk supply to begin with and has only recently stopped breastfeeding. To start breastfeeding again, the mother should offer the breast whenever the baby is hungry, feed the baby on both breasts at each feeding, supplement the baby with milk, and provide as much supplement as the baby needs. Breastfeeding stimulates the production of milk, but there are other ways a mother can provide stimulation, such as expressing after breastfeeding. If the baby is not willing to breastfeed, mothers can express instead. The milk supply should begin to increase within a few days.