weaing ?

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Registered: 08-07-2008
weaing ?
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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 5:02pm

I am sad to say I have sarted to wean yesturday! Pumping just got to be too much for my family and I. This is baby #4 and everyone was always wanting my time every time I attached myself to the pump.

 
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Registered: 10-17-2008
In reply to: squiccitrips
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 8:31pm

I haven't weaned yet, but I can say to be VERY CAREFUL with going cold turkey!! Especially if you make any sort of large volume of milk each day.

I dropped from 5 pumps to 3.5 over a long weekend away from the LO, and got an awful case of mastitis. I was totally out of commission (ie bedridden) for 2 days due to it. You really won't be able to take care of your 4 kids if you get it!!

If you have the time, I would recommend dropping minutes and dropping pumps gradually over the course of a week or two. (Others who have actually weaned may be able to help you out with specific timing tips)


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Registered: 04-09-2009
In reply to: squiccitrips
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 11:22pm
You can try to eat thyme and sage as well.. in your meals that will also help to decrease bm.. as well as mint tea ..