so im doneeee =]

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Registered: 10-08-2010
so im doneeee =]
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Mon, 01-31-2011 - 10:11pm

ive decided im going to start the process of weaning..ive been eping for 4.5 months now, almost 5.. im at 4x a day and make enough for her. she only had to have formula like 2 times in the beggining when i was building my supply. i always said i was going to do it for a year, but i am sooo misriable with it. theres no point in doing this if i hate it !!! i have a months worth frozen and its going to take awhile to wean to she will be at least 6-7 months before im completly done.. im going to 3x a day for awhile, the im honestly going to probably stay at 2 for as long as possible. then 1.. im so excited to be done and not attached to the pump! and not have to worry about being home to pump! and not having to worry about my caffine intake or anything else! i can take medicine without having to say "oh wait i cant take that im breastfeeding"... i cant wait to be done completly, i wont have to worry constently. i didnt wanna give her formula but w/e . its not gunna hurt her. shell gain a little weight too, shes on the small side.. i gave it a good try, but 6-7 months is better then nothing!

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Registered: 02-09-2011
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 12:30pm
well done! Congrats on all the hard work you have done!
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Registered: 10-08-2010
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 9:42am

thanks =].. it has been a longgggg rough process lol.it wasnt all bad though. im def. going to wean slowly, im at 3 x a day now and ill probably stay here for a week or 2, then drop to 2 and stay there for awhile

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Registered: 08-05-2010
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 12:02am

Congratulations on pumping this long!

I know you've had a lot of struggles to get this far so be proud of yourself for trying so hard. Good luck with weaning.

Just so you're prepared, while weaning and for a few weeks after, your hormones might be crazy. You might have uterine cramps, mood swings and headaches as your estrogen levels drop. It can be like bad PMS. It's different for everyone but it should only last to about 3 to 4 weeks after you finally HUTH. The slower you wean, the slower and less dramatic the hormonal change will be.

Wishing you a gentle and happy weaning process.