Re: Weaning from supplements
Welcome to the forum!
It's great that you already found the kellymom link. That covers the technical side of weaning from supplements. Or most of it, anyway- I don't recall that the link covers pumping in depth. You can wean from supplements faster when you are simultaneously pumping in addition to feeding. The pump provides additional stimulation to and milk removal from the breast, and that increases supply when combined with lots of nursing. So, do you have a pump? And if so, what kind? And do you have correctly sized shields? Those are good tools to have, in addition to the resolve to nurse all the time and to tell your non-supportive family to stick it where the sun don't shine,
Can you tell us what happened in those very early days that caused your pediatrician to think supplementing was a good idea? And also how nursing is going right now? Is baby an eager nurser, or is he kind of lazy at the breast, using it mostly as a pacifier? How does nursing feel? Is it comfortable? And are there any factors for you that might cause additional difficulties with supply- things like PCOS, breast surgeries, use of hormonal contraception, pregnancy, thyroid problems?
I'm really sorry that your family isn't more supportive. Often the best thing you can do is to be absolutely firm and say "My baby, my decision. If i want your opinion on my parenting, I'll ask for it. Now, how about those Yankees?". This is equally true for all moms, regardless of how they feed their babies. Because pushy family members don't stop being pushy during your baby's infancy. It continues forever! Unless you put your foot down, that is.
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