Need help weaning at 6 weeks
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|Mon, 12-15-2008 - 1:19am|
Well I've had too many bad days in the last week and I've decided to throw in the towel. This is my third child and it's just not fair to the kids to have me hooked up to the pump all the time. Plus I'm begging to get too stressed and frustrated and I need to have more time. I need help figuring out how to safely wean this early (at 6 weeks PP).
I've been pumping 7x a day and getting around 30oz. Yesterday I tried spacing my sessions all day; and by late afternoon I felt AWFUL. Headache, body aches, fever of 100, etc. I started reading about my symptoms and realized that I was probably moving too fast? Today I did 6 sessions, and got 27oz.
How do I safely wean myself -- but as quickly as possible? I didn't realize that my milk would be so established at this point that this was going to be hard.
As for BM -- I know all of it's benefits... and what I would be giving up. But I also look at the big picture that my two older kids were FF and turned out just fine. I chose to EP this time to help with the immunities since my oldest is bringing home germs from school. But at this point -- I'd rather be a sane mommy to all three kids than give her BM.
So -- how do I do this and how long can I expect it to take? Help!!