Re: Weaning advice...please help!!!
There is no QUICK way to wean that guarantees that you will avoid engorgement, plugged ducts, or mastitis. The faster you wean, the more likely it is that you will end up with one of those 3 problems. The best way to wean is SLOWLY. Drop a single feeding- ideally the one your baby is least attached to- and replace it with a bottle. Wait a few days, allowing your body a chance to reduce supply, then drop a second feeding, wait a few days, etc.
So absolutely do not wean cold turkey unless you have no other option! If you want to wean your LO from the breast immediately, you will probably need to do a lot more pumping/expressing than you are currently thinking, while you reduce your supply.
Mama, I recall that you don't have much family support when it comes to nursing, and that you've gotten a lot of family negativity about your milk not "holding" your baby long enough... I don't mean to second guess your decision, but are you 100% sure you're weaning because YOU want to, and not because some pushy granny is making you feel like you should?
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