how to wean without getting infections..
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|Mon, 05-10-2010 - 10:31pm|
Just started weaning off the pump and have managed to get a bout of mastitis! I'm so frusterated because I worked so hard and went through pain and infection to get to a point where I was pumping really well and now I think I'm facing a similar battle just to put an end to it all. I was pumping 5x/day until I went dry which was about 17-25 mins depending. I've managed to get down to 5x/day, 11 mins each session by cutting out one minute off my sessions every 2 days. By the 12 min mark I started getting plugged ducts and pain and I just couldn't get the one unclogged which of course ended in infection. I'm scared to keep cutting off minutes now but I can't pump forever. Any tips out there??? Maybe cutting one min off my sessions every 2 days was too fast??