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Weaning?!

Posted by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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Poll

Question: Which is the next best way to wean?

Options:

Cold Turkey

Gradual


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Total Votes: 27

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So Obviously the best way to wean is to self wean. But for those who have done otherwise, which did you choose and/or which was best for you? 

by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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Char07
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:43 PM

I voted gradual! Cold turkey is not recommended for your health.  It can cause clogged ducts, mastitis, and abscesses.  In addition to being harder on baby and you emotionally of course...

awelch
by Member on May. 21, 2011 at 10:44 PM

BUMP!

mostlymaydays
by Group Admin - Stacy on May. 21, 2011 at 10:47 PM
I have weaned gradually, to nearly 24 months, and even when I was barely nursing once a day the last month or so, I STILL ended up with painful blocked ducts about 2 weeks after the last nursing. I can't imagine how painful cold turkey would be. I *suppose* you *could* cold turkey stop nursing the baby but you'd still want to pump on the sly to gradually taper the milk supply down.
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Mom_to_Skyler
by on May. 21, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Cold turkey will lead to mastitis and clogged ducts. 

countrygirlkat
by on May. 21, 2011 at 11:32 PM

 

Quoting Char07:

I voted gradual! Cold turkey is not recommended for your health.  It can cause clogged ducts, mastitis, and abscesses.  In addition to being harder on baby and you emotionally of course...

 

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momme2anangel
by on May. 21, 2011 at 11:34 PM

GRADUAL, you will regret it if you go cold turkey!

jmercado823
by on May. 22, 2011 at 1:43 AM
Quoting Char07:

I voted gradual! Cold turkey is not recommended for your health.  It can cause clogged ducts, mastitis, and abscesses.  In addition to being harder on baby and you emotionally of course...




Couldn't have said it better myself ;)
catholicmamamia
by on May. 23, 2011 at 2:02 AM

Quoting jmercado823: Couldn't have said it better myself ;)

Quoting Char07: I voted gradual! Cold turkey is not recommended for your health.  It can cause clogged ducts, mastitis, and abscesses.  In addition to being harder on baby and you emotionally of course...

 


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catholicmamamia
by on May. 23, 2011 at 2:02 AM

Quoting Mom_to_Skyler: Cold turkey will lead to mastitis and clogged ducts. 

 


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Daynaof3
by on May. 23, 2011 at 2:20 AM

 I am so glad that the poll shows 100% Gradual! As others have stated cold turkey weaning is not recommended for the potential health risks to mom and for the emotional side of it as well!

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