weaning update

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Registered: 06-22-2008
weaning update
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 11:18pm

Hey everyone. I just thought I would give everyone a quick update. I had said I was "planning" on being done pumping around the 20th of December, but realize I wasn't quite ready. So, the week of Christmas I dropped down to two pumps per day. My supply was alright, and I was getting about 25 ounces per day. I started to decrease the amount of time that I pumped and my supply started to drop.
My LO was sick last week, and I was exhausted, so my schedule got messed up a bit. I just decided to drop the night pump. I am now at one pump per day and get about 10 ounces. I will be decreasing the amount of time I pump and try to be done this week or next.
My breasts have shrunk back down to pre-breastfeeding size, and I love it (I just wish they weren't saggy!). I feel good about giving LO fresh breast milk for over nine months. I have a freezer stash that will easily make it until his first birthday, so that helps me to not feel so guilty.

Good luck to everyone who is in the process of weaning! It's definitely not as easy as it would seem...

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Registered: 05-24-2008
Mon, 01-05-2009 - 1:32am
Great job! It sounds like you have had a successful weaning experience. I hope you can HUTH soon!

Mary Kay, mommy to Ana Patricia (born 7/18/07)


Mary Kay, mother to:

Ana Patricia - 7/18/07

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Registered: 03-13-2008
Mon, 01-05-2009 - 9:41am