So as the title says really. Me and my little one are on a journey to attempt relactation. Darcie is 10 weeks old now and hasn't fed from the breast for 8 weeks, and hasn't had breast milk for 7 weeks. I stupidly gave in EBF when she was 2 weeks as i had no idea what i was doing, she seemed so unsettled and hungry all the time. Couple this with lack of sleep and it was a recipe for disaster. I bailed on breastfeeding one night and sent OH out for formula It went downhill from there. I carried on pumping for a while but struggled to keep it up once OH went back to work, i was still figuring out a routine at this point. So fast forward a few weeks and i now regret how easily i gave up, i also miss the closeness of breastfeeding and the ease of feeding. I've read a few articles and i think i have a good idea of what i need to be doing in order to stimulate milk production. I'm going to concentrate on my milk production at first, my pumping schedule will look something like: 6am, 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm, 3am. I've also read that fenugreek and blessed thistle can help with milk production. And as much skin on skin as i can manage with Darcie. I'm considering getting a sling and just having her in there with us both naked! Could work lol. Once milk is begin made, i'll work on getting Darcie back to the breast. I'm not sure how this side of relactating is going to go as she is so use to her bottles. She rubs her face on my breasts when on my chest, so i'm hoping that is a good sign. I showed her my nipple last night after her feed, she seemed to recoil in horror lol so i think i'll have a battle on my hands when it comes to actually feeding from the breast But we'll deal with that when the time comes. I'm going to use this journal as a way of logging my thoughts and feelings and recording the highs and lows of this journey. Wish me luck, i think i'm going to need it!