Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2005;48(10):1050-1054.
Published online October 15, 2005.
Relactation in the Lactation Clinic
Su Jin Cho, Keun Lee
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
수유 클리닉에서의 재수유
조수진, 이근
이화여자대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Correspondence: 
Keun Lee, Email: leekeun@yahoo.com
Abstract
Purpose
: Relactation refers to the re-establishment of a milk supply and nursing after the cessation of nursing for a variable period. We aimed to analyze the practical issues related to successful relactation in the lactation clinic.
Methods
: The medical records of 51 mothers who had visited the lactation clinic for relactation were retrospectively analyzed. Breastfeeding greater than 90% was considered to as relactation success. Perinatal characteristics, the number of visits to the clinic, need for medication and the breastfeeding supplementer, and the reason for failure were analyzed.
Results
: Relactation appears to be easier for women who had lactated previously. With optimal care, support and motivation, some who had never lactated were able to start lactation.
Conclusion
: Relactation is a practical method to ensure breastfeeding in motivated women. Supplemental use of drugs and the breastfeeding supplementer system contribute to the success of relactation.
Key Words: Relactation , Breastfeeding , Breastfeeding supplementer


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