How long for your body to get it?
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|Sun, 04-06-2008 - 8:39pm|
I'm in the process of weaning and dropped to 3 pumps on Friday...last night it took me almost an hour to empty and it got 17 oz (yes, my DH said it looked like I had torpedoes attached to my chest before I hooked myself up!). Don't get me wrong, I was psyched to be able to add more to my freezer stash, BUT I want to be done pumping by next weekend (I think I need to quit from 3 pumps b/c I get frequent clogs and don't want to end up with mastitis while trying to wean). SO, my question is: how long does it take for the body to get the message that it shouldn't produce as much milk? I've read that when people go from 4x to 3x their supply takes a major hit. That hasn't happened yet (and today is day 3 of 3x pumping). Instead I just get really engorged and it takes forever for me to empty.
In addition to being sad (b/c now my DS will have to get formula for a few months after the freezer stash is gone) this weaning this is scary and painful!