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Is it worth even TRYING to breastfeed your second baby?

Didn't make enough breastmilk for your first baby?  Now you're pregnant with your next one, or considering getting pregnant again?  Are you wondering if you should even try to breastfeed this next baby, considering how difficult or perhaps even impossible it was with your first one?  Let me give you some excellent news ...  

The Lancet (a well-known and very well-respected medical journal) published a study of 22 mothers in which milk output was measured at 1 week and 4 weeks after giving birth to their first and second babies. Significantly more breast milk was produced at 1 week for the second baby than the first baby (an increase of 31%).  Additionally, the increase was greatest for those who had the lowest milk output with their first baby. The milk production increase was also evident at 4 weeks. This is pretty good news, and definitely worth the try.  Based on their scientific findings, it does get easier the next time around.  The Lancet states " Health professionals should encourage women to breastfeed all their children, whatever their experience with their first child."  Here is a link to the Abstract of their study if you'd like to see it for yourself:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11583756?dopt=Abstract

Additionally, there is more information within our website about herbs you can use to further support breastmilk production:
http://herblore.com/overviews/how-to-increase-your-breastmilk-production...

And the more in-depth and detailed article about herbs and other measures successfully used for increasing breastmilk production can be found in our All Access Members Premium Articles area:
http://herblore.com/view/premium-article-list  (just look down the list until you see it.  You will have to be logged in to view the entire article, but you can read an excerpt at that link.)

With all of the benefits that breastfeeding provides to both mom and baby, it is DEFINITELY worth giving it another try!  

 

Testimonial

From a midwife in OH - I had a birth on Friday and wanted to share my experience with you.  It was a long birth and the mother had bit of a tough time.  As soon as the baby was born, she began to bleed and looked like she wasn't going to stop.  I used the Anti-Hemorrhage Tincture I recently got from you, and it did the trick!  I used two doses, very close together (5 minutes maybe) and it worked very well.  Mom and baby are doing great!  I feel the Pregnancy Tea Plus that she was taking in her last several weeks of pregnancy helped as well.  She lost a decent amount of blood at the birth, but was up in the shower less than an hour after birth and was able to take a 20 minute shower.  I feel certain that the tea helped support her blood levels.  She also found great relief with using your After Pain Relief Tincture too.  This being her second baby, she did have after pains this time around, but the After Pain Relief Tincture really took care of it!  Thanks so much!  R.M., Midwife