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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    Mine wouldn't either. It's a big no no hit I went and had a hot shower a few times a day as expresses by hand a little and by week 1 I was completely fine. I never had any pain doing it this way.

    No sure about switching though sorry as we had to go cold turkey due the medical reasons and DD HATED it.
    We had to go cold turkey too. Broke my heart

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    The ABA can help you with weaning advice. Does your hospital have a lactation consultant? They can also help you with a weaning plan.

    It is better for you if you can talk to someone and get advice specific to you, just so you can avoid any issues of mastitis or blocked ducts, which are not nice, especially if you are struggling a bit.

    If you need to expres in the early days, it is easier to do it by hand anyway. The shower was the best place for me, but did mean that i couldn't use the milk for baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    The ABA can help you with weaning advice. Does your hospital have a lactation consultant? They can also help you with a weaning plan.

    It is better for you if you can talk to someone and get advice specific to you, just so you can avoid any issues of mastitis or blocked ducts, which are not nice, especially if you are struggling a bit.

    If you need to expres in the early days, it is easier to do it by hand anyway. The shower was the best place for me, but did mean that i couldn't use the milk for baby.

    This may sound horrible, but the toll it's taking, I just want to switch as soon as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubySunrise View Post
    This may sound horrible, but the toll it's taking, I just want to switch as soon as possible.
    Doesn't sound horrible at all. You need to take care of you, so you can take care of your baby

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    Hi RS I had to switch my 3 week suddenly as my supply dried up. DS seemed to love formula as much as BM so that was not the issue the only problem was it did cause a bit of constipation which was difficult so may be something to consider.

    What I would have done is for 2 days give all feeds but 1 Formula then after 2 days have 2 feeds formula etc. just gives their little bowels time to adjust.

    That being said if you are really eager - my DS got through it with no intervention. I had a little vibrating chair and found if he was struggling put him in that and bout 20 mins later it was done. Just some thoughts.

    I couldn't BF either and I found it to traumatic for bub and I when he would take the bottle just fine. I expressed for almost 4 weeks when my supply suddenly dried up. I was so upset then but to this day I think it was the best choice. I am pregnant again and don't think I am going to try BF. I will express for as long as I can again then FF.

    Best of luck

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    Default Weaning to bottles

    Thanks everyone for their advice. Much appreciated

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    Kellymom has some useful tips here http://kellymom.com/category/ages/weaning/wean-how/ there are herbs you can take and some cold and flu tablets will help as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Kellymom has some useful tips here http://kellymom.com/category/ages/weaning/wean-how/ there are herbs you can take and some cold and flu tablets will help as well
    Antihistamine can help to dry you up, doesn't always work though, didn't for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokey Pokey View Post
    Antihistamine can help to dry you up, doesn't always work though, didn't for me
    Some companies are moving away from pseudoephedrine which is the one that can reduce your supply, they are using pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine instead which are considered safe. Of course it might not work for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubySunrise View Post
    This may sound horrible, but the toll it's taking, I just want to switch as soon as possible.
    Not horrible at all. you can stop feeding baby at the breast straight away (if that is what you are finding difficult). You may find that you need to move the milk a little using alternative ways (hand expressing or pumping) until your body gets the message to stop production, to look after your own physical health.

    hope you have some in real life support too.
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