My baby is 9 months old, and she Is very attached to the boob, if you know what I mean.... but, there is a problem, only one of mine is still producing. So, Im trying to wean, and it is sooo hard. She won't take a bottle, and I really don't want to pump. I just want to stop altogether. And also, When I do wean her off, is there anything I can take to stop producing in my one breast, just so it doesn't become completely engorged and hard as a rock? I really hope another momma knows the answer to my crazy questions!!Answer Question
The best way to wean to prevent engorgement and mastitis is to drop one feeding every 3 - 4 days. That's how long it takes your body to adjust milk production by one feeding. Once you have stopped nursing, you can try taking an antihistamine like benadryl if you are having engorgement issues. I have a friend who did one-sided nursing because one side didn't produce milk. She was lopsided but nursed her son well over 2 years. You can try mixing milk and formula until your DD is OK with all formula in her bottle.
Answer by JSD24 at 11:31 AM on Jul. 7, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 AM on Jul. 7, 2011