How Long Does it Take to Induce Lactation
How Long Does it Take to Induce Lactation? When Can I Start To See Results?
Lactation without pregnancy takes time. Some women who have lactated before report that it takes about 3 days to a week to relactate. (It usually depends on how long it has been since you stopped nursing.) Women who have never produced milk before report an average time of two-weeks to a few months for changes to occur.
If you seem to be getting no response or results, then try different techniques. You should see a reaction when things begin to work. [Your] breasts may increase a full cup size or more. They may also become tender or feel moist after your sessions. You may even feel a slight tingling or tugging sensation...
See the Breast Pump Resources page for more information on breast pumps.
Some couples practice ABF in order to strengthen their relationship. Read for yourself a few ANR testimonials and stories or watch videos of couples practicing adult breastfeeding. (warning:NSFW)
Reach out to others by using our ANR/ABF online communities list page to seek others who are in this lifestyle.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Inducing Lactation
How long does it take to induce lactation?
Are there health concerns from breastfeeding or letting someone drink my milk?
It's perfectly fine to try another person's breast milk if you know their health history. Breast milk is a body fluid and therefore it's possible to transmit pathogens. The next biggest concern is Mastitis (warning:NSFW) which can be lessened with Lecithin and a proper latch technique. The Piercings and Lactation page (warning:NSFW) addresses this concern as well.