I need a bit of help, here is some background info:
My baby is 10 months old, he has been breastfed via pumping and storing breastmilk. He was born with a cleft lip and palate, so he cannot suck, so I have been pumping for him feeding out of a special bottle. He has had lip repaired at 10 weeks, palate to be repaired around a year.
I plan to wean him by one year old. My question is how to stop using pump without pain/engorgment. I have been trying to lessen the use of my pump, I went from every 3 hours, to every 6 hours, and that was ok. Now I am goint every 8-10 hours between pumping, but I am engorged and painful by that time,. I have been doing this for a few weeks now, I thought it would be better by now.
Maybe I am pumping too much? I pump til there is no more milk...do I need to only pump half? I just want to be able to wean myself I guess, off the pump! How do I do that? ANy ideas?
thanks in advance!