Re: How-to of pump weaning
Letting your breasts stay full is part of the process of sending your body the signal to make less milk. So yes, definitely some engorgement will be part of it. But if it is painful or too uncomfortable you could try pumping just enough to relieve the pressure. It definitely should not be painful- you don't want to end up with plugged ducts or mastitis.
That said, when I was pump weaning I dropped from two sessions (morning and afternoon)to one (at lunch time), and then went from one to none cold turkey at about 13 mos and never had any problems. To some degree, the extent you need to be concerned epends on your tendency to have issues with plugs.
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