Hi guys, I need to wean from pumping and wondering how people have done it in the past. GP says wrap em tight and suffer through for 48 hours or so. However dr Google says lots of different things.
Curious to know other people's ideas please.
ps he's almost 8 weeks and we've never been able to establish BFing not for lack of trying. It's not an option for me to continue
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12-05-2015 19:10 #1
Weaning from pumping
12-05-2015 19:40 #2
There are drugs that dry milk out. Cold and flu in particular. Otherwise you just pump for relief so 50-100mls. Over time your body will produce less
12-05-2015 19:47 #3Senior Member
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I find caffeine drops my milk supply - might be worth a try.
12-05-2015 20:08 #4
12-05-2015 20:13 #5
Caffeine or chocolate drops supply.
I was pumping full time... I just decreased how many times a day/night. ... And slowly that way. It took a couple of weeks. We were still transitioning my daughter over to formula so the few weeks was good for milk supply for her and me.
12-05-2015 21:34 #6
No advice, but just wanted to say congratulations on pumping for 8 weeks. It's really hard work! BFing didn't work out for us either, and I've been exclusively expressing too (almost 7 months now). I completely understand that continuing with it might not be an option for any number of reasons, but if it's any help, i found it easier as time went on. Congrats, and good luck with the weaning. ☺
12-05-2015 21:52 #7
With DD1 I went brutal, just stopped pumping and when I got too sore just pumped off enough to be comfortable.
With DD2 when I decided to stop each day I pushed out how often I would pump by an hour. So I was 3 hourly, then 4, then 5, when I went to morning and night it just stopped.
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