HVP and trying to wean

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-25-2011
HVP and trying to wean
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Tue, 06-07-2011 - 4:24pm

I currently produce over 60 ounces a day, and some days over 70.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-13-2011
Tue, 06-07-2011 - 7:27pm
I was also a HVP and it took over 3 weeks to completely wean. Take it slow and the milk does start slowing down. I was at 60oz per day when I started weaning. Slowly got down to 5 pumps a day then started dropping a pump here and there. I would limit my time to 10 mins also. Whatever I got was all I was allowing my body to make. Never more than 10 mins even if my breasts were still full. After a week of that I could tell at 4 hours they were softer. Then 5 hours then 6. After I got to 8 hours it was downhill. At 12 hours I was days away from completely stopping. Hang in there! I know it's frustrating. I stopped at 4 months and have enough frozen milk to last about 3 months! Oh take lots of Advil. Helps with pain and try not to think about pumping or leaking or anything milk related! I noticed when I stayed busy my body didn't make as much milk.