Re: Weaning with Mastitis?
Just a few thoughts. When I was a pumper it made the mastitis worse. The baby is far more efficient at at draining the breast. I also got far more plugged ducts with the pump.
As for weaning, I would do it very slowly. I would cut one feeding every few days that way your body self regulates. So cut one feeding then wait for your body to catch up, then cut another feeding, waiting for your body to catch up again.
I'm also curious as the reason for your weaning. I will say that weaning works much better when the baby is on the same page. That way he/she regulates the amount of milk he/she needs and therefore your risk of plugged ducts and mastitis is much lower.
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