When Is It Too Late to Start Breastfeeding?

When Is It Too Late to Start Breastfeeding?

When Is It Too Late to Start Breastfeeding?

The Nancy Mohrbacher Breastfeeding Reporter asserts that even after a baby has been bottle-fed for a year or more, the child can still be breastfed. When a baby has been breastfed, then becomes exclusively bottle-fed, the mother can go back to breastfeeding; this is accomplished through the process of relactation.

During relactation, the body learns to produce milk again, and the baby becomes accustomed to nursing again. If a woman's milk supply was high before, it is easier to reintroduce the child to nursing. Breastfeeding Magazine asserts that if a baby is younger than 4 months, it is easier to acclimate the baby to breastfeeding.