Weaning Questions

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Registered: 11-08-2003
Weaning Questions
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Fri, 04-08-2005 - 6:07am

I'm not going down to 2x a day until next Thursday, but I was just wondering how the other alums have worked it.

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Fri, 04-08-2005 - 8:38am

Sorry Shannon, no answers only questions from me ;) I want to be weaned as of May 20 ( Hana will be 7 months ) how long of a wean did you do? I am just wondering when to drop from 4-3pumps etc... I think I will freak when I see a supply drop, I am making approx 35oz but I know that is the point. Good for you for making it to the one year mark, I just dont have it in me for my own selfish reasons.

Leigh

Hana's mommy 10/20/04

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Fri, 04-08-2005 - 10:22am

Selfish?!?!

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Sat, 04-09-2005 - 1:15am

Thx Shannon, I have never had a plugged duct and want to avoid that if possible. I think I will drop to 3 and see how it goes in a week or two.

Leigh

Hana's mommy 10/20/04

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Registered: 07-31-2003
Mon, 04-11-2005 - 2:19pm

Hi Shannon, just poking in real quick and saw your post.

My supply dropped so drastically when I went to 3, 2 and 1 pumps a day that I went from 2 to totally weaned in a week and a half!! I ended up doing the 12 hour in between thing - or maybe it was 13 hours or so. In all honesty, either way you do it, it will be fine. I personally was finally happy to be done pumping before I wanted to go to bed... But like I said, my weaning process at that point went so quickly because of the supply drop. With that in mind, you may not be doing this kind of schedule that long.

As for the leaking, I leaked some, but not much. My leakage seemed to go along with the weaning and I didn't really leak after I weaned. But, I think we're all different and other women probably experienced it differently.

I'm glad you're giving your DH back his "toys". I still don't like DH messing with mine - my nipples still stick out a decent amount and I don't really have any feeling in them. I just recently got new bras as once I weaned, I found myself with MUCH smaller boobs. I went from a full C to a B... :-( And I got ALL of my new bras padded to hide these missiles! ;-) But, even if I knew this outcome ahead of time, I would do it all over again!!! That just shows you how much of us as mommies are willing to give up for our precious babies...

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Registered: 04-12-2004
Tue, 04-12-2005 - 11:16am

I've been meaning to respond....just haven't had a chance..besides I know you're patient :o)


It freaked me out to see your name with a weaning question...just not ready for you to be done yet..even though I know you're ready :o)


I hated the before bed pump, so I actually pumped at 6-7 pm and then around 8-9 am.

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Registered: 09-23-2003
Tue, 04-12-2005 - 1:53pm

Shannon,


I don't know why, but I got teary when I saw this post from you.

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Lilypie Baby Ticker

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Registered: 11-08-2003
Wed, 04-13-2005 - 7:41am

Hehe!

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