Did you have any issues weaning? Ex: engorgement, mastitis, etc...
honeydew / 7235 posts
No... Did it pretty gradually.
squash / 13764 posts
nope but did it very gradually and by 18 months I doubt I was producing much.
pomelo / 5660 posts
@hellobeeboston: When did you start process? DD is 9.5 months and I'd like her weaned by the time she is 1 years old.
watermelon / 14467 posts
No, it was very gradual. I started dropping pump sessions at 11 months, she dropped her night nursing session at 14 months, and we completely weaned at 21 months.
wonderful olive / 19353 posts
Nope. Like others mentioned, it was gradual so it wasn't bad. The discomfort from the engorgement was there the first week, but it went away after that.
pineapple / 12566 posts
No, like others, we did it very gradual over 6 weeks for LO1 and 2 months for LO2. I just started dropping a feed a day here and there. The last feed we cut out was the going to bed feed.
pomegranate / 3411 posts
no it was gradual. we were down to a couple of nights per week before i completely weaned.
wonderful cherry / 21504 posts
No- and again, really gradual. She started dropping feeds on her own, and was down to just one feed a day for probably a month before she totally weaned at 20 months. I never had any issues (though I did get pregnant at the same time).
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
If I wean now I know I won't have any issue b/c my supply is so low
nectarine / 2631 posts
I had to wean because I got sick and had to take a bunch of non- bf safe meds. It's been almost a month and I am still on the mess and have basically dried up (for the most part) I just had to stop so for the first week I pumped 3x per day, second week 1x then just stopped.
@BandDmommy: I never got an email response to this! Weird.
Let see. I was pumping 3x a day (WOH) from 3 months to probably 6/7 months, then cut to 2x, then 1x all while nursing morning and evening. Somewhere in there I just quit the 2am feed which I realized was just out of habit. I had to start supplementing with formula too since my supply started to tank when I went down to 1x a day. I would have stuck to morning/evening nursing longer but supply really dropped after I wasn't pumping at all, so that phased out after a couple of weeks. I was totally done by 10.5 months or so.
pomelo / 5258 posts
I thought I did it very gradually but I still got a clogged duct at the end.
hostess / wonderful watermelon / 39513 posts
No issues! Good luck!
clementine / 856 posts
Ours wasn't gradual (LO self-weaned, and he was exclusively on breast milk at the time) and I didn't have any issues either. I think I pumped for about a week, 3x a day, but other than a bit of engorgement and soreness, it wasn't bad at all.
eggplant / 11861 posts
We have pretty much weaned all day feedings so I just see our 1 feeding before bed since she nurses to sleep being a hard on, but then again she adapts to change pretty well
honeydew / 7283 posts
@BandDmommy: I'm worried about this I've had plugged ducts a couple times a week for the majority of the time I've been nursing J. It feels like it will be impossible to wean him without complications.
I hope you're feeling better!
@MrsF: same here! She isn't taking as much either so that doesn't help. My mom wants me to wean her so I stop getting sick.
pear / 1657 posts
Nope. I pump weaned gradually around 12 months and then DS self weaned for morning/night feedings around 12.5 months. There was a bit of engorgement but nothing too uncomfortable.
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