when and how to wean??

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2010
when and how to wean??
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Tue, 12-21-2010 - 11:41am

ok here's the deal...i am 8mo pp. i am currently pumping 7-8 times a day. i go about 8hrs at night and get about 10oz in the a.m. i tried dropping one pump in the evening, but saw a decrease in my supply, so i added it back in. sometimes on the weekend i go longer between pumps, believe it or not, its easier to find time at work to pump than it is at home. anywyas, my goal is to have milk til lo is 12-15 mo old. i have a small freezer stash(100-150 oz) and currently pump tomorrow's milk today, with a few extra servings in the fridge at all times. so...here's the question...when and how to do i start to "wean"? how long does it take to wean completely? and how do you still have enough supply if you only pump 3-4 times a day?my concern is that 1. i will not wean soon enough and still be pumping and getting milk when shes 15+mo or 2. i will wean too early and start loosing my supply too soon and have to keep adding pumps back in.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 4:27pm

In regards to dropping a pump, something I tried that worked well was alternating days.

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