I'm at my wits end & need advice please
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|Mon, 05-26-2008 - 8:53pm|
So I've been in the process of weaning for over a month right now. I knew once I had trouble going from 4x to 3x that my weaning wasn't going to be quick, but now that I'm at 2x and trying to get to once a day I'm having even more issues.
Here's my problem: every time I change my schedule (right now I'm trying to taper off my evening pump -- I pump 7 am (~50 min) and 7 pm (now at 35 min) -- I end up getting clogs. At first I was trying to shave 10 min off at a time with the evening pump, but I was getting too clogged, so I cut back to shaving 5 min off ever few days. At the moment BOTH sides have clogs and I can't even hold my DS without cringing I'm in so much pain. I'm so afraid of getting an infection (and take lecithin 3x a day -- 2 gel tabs each time). When I pump I'm getting ~ 11 oz in the morning and less than 10 at night. Tonight however I got 7 oz b/c of the clogs.
Would I be better off just to quit cold turkey and pump for comfort? I'm just so prone to clogs and am afraid of getting an infection (as I mentioned) from all of this...what should I do???? It's at these moments when I get upset that BFing didn't work out...I know this wouldn't have happened when I was weaning if I was BFing! Ugh...
Thanks for listening and I'd appreciate any advice/btdn stuff.