Please help with a weaning plan!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-03-2011
Please help with a weaning plan!
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 11:19pm

My baby will be 14 months in a couple of weeks and I'd like to retire from the pump at that time. I know I'm ready because I don't feel very much guilt about stopping!

However, I really don't know the best way to go about weaning. Right now, I take domperidone twice per day and pump 2x per day for a total of about 12 ounces. Each pump is about 45 minutes long.

I'll start by cutting the dom. I'll cut each pumping session down to 30 minutes and then to 20 and then to 15 and then to 10? With how many days between each drop?

I really don't know the best way to go from 2 pumps to 1 pump.

Any advice appreciated!

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-25-2011
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 11:32am

Here's how I did it:

First I cut out the Dom, 1 pill at a time.

Then, I cut out my middle of the day pump (I was still pumping 3x a day) by reducing it by 5 minutes every other day.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2011
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 10:05am

I am in the same boat.