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Trying to stop pumping...

I will be getting married in July and want my boobs to go back to a somewhat normal size, so I am working on stopping pumping. Does anyone have any advice on how to quit?

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Asked by at 12:44 AM on Mar. 30, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Do you want to stop feeding in general? Because if so, depending on how long you've been nursing it can be a long & sometimes painful process. If not, your body will know how much to make based on demand. Wait until you get full, then,pump completely. Do this with less & less frequency each time to lower milk production.

    Answer by EdwinsMommy at 12:47 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Go a little longer between pumping sessions, or don't pump as long, or just cut out a session a day for a few days, then another for a few more days, etc.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Do it on a schedule kind like what Anonymous said

    Answer by christinahenry at 1:02 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I would do like anonymous said. This worked well when I went from nursing to bottle feeding. I would just eleminate one feeding and then wait a few days and do another until she was on the bottle and My body had adjusted. I will warn you though that once you stop your breast are going to seem smaller than when you started. It always took mine a few months to recover and I dont know that they were ever the same :) Just one of the perks of motherhood but well worth it for a healthy baby!

    Answer by berryhappy1971 at 1:11 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Just slowly reduce the pump times. Be aware that you might well already be at your final breast size. Pregnancy made the changes.

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:42 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • You're EPing? Then drop one pump session per week until done. When nursing, we recommend dropping one nursing session per week, so it's the same concept.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:17 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

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