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breastfeeding question

my lil man is almost 4 months old... i am drying up slowly and my milk makes him spit up most of what he ate so i am trying to help the drying up... i can only make enough to feed him maybe once every 24 hours and im not sure how to completly dry up any suggestions?

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Asked by jaksonsmommy at 2:01 PM on Apr. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You mean you're trying to wean him? If you're only doing one feeding a day, you're nearly there. Just stop that feeding. If you have a pump, you can pump just a little, not till you're empty when you feel uncomfortable. But eventually you just have to stop using the breast... you'll be sore for one or 2 days, but then it's over, in my experience.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 2:10 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Pump (or nurse) only when your breast is nearly painfully full and then only do it enough to relieve the pressure. That'll make it go away really quick, i did it when i had to stop with my daughter.

    Answer by SpiritedTigress at 2:14 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Wrap them tightly and do not nurse him at all. You will notice a little pain and swelling but it should got away within 3 days and your milk will go away as well.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 2:17 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • No wrappping...quick ticket to mastitis.

    Just's very possible to stop the spitting up...if you want.

    If you don't...cabbage leave sin your bra. NO WRAPPING. Pump to relieve engorgement only...DO NOT wait for it to get really painful...another quick ticket to mastitis.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:26 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • break the "veins" inthe cabbage leaves and put them in your bra for a couple days,.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 4:17 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • stop feeding him and only pump or express when they get hard and semi painful.

    Answer by MissNikki23 at 12:04 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

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