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Thread: Weaning from pump when you have a lot of supply

  1. #1
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    Question Weaning from pump when you have a lot of supply

    Cross-posted in Pumping board but I thought perhaps someone here might be able to help as well...

    My LO is about to be 11 months and my goal was to pump wean by a year. I was pumping 2x a day at work up until a couple of weeks ago when I successfully cut that to once a day, basically by going from pumping at ~10 and ~3 to pumping around noon. However, I'm feeling stuck at that and have no idea how to go from once to none. I've read all the stickies, Kellymom, etc. on pump weaning but I'm looking for more ideas.

    Part of the issue is that I still have a LOT of supply - in my one pumping session I can still get about 10-11 oz of milk usually. My LO is basically night weaned, so during the week he BF once in the morning and once before going to bed. The issue is that when he wakes up in the AM he usually only eats from one side so by the time I go to pump around noon the other side hasn't been relieved since 7:30 the night before and is totally engorged. (And that's the best case scenario when he actually empties both breasts before going to sleep - he doesn't always). I can't figure out how I'm ever going to drop this mid-day session without a lot of pain and possibly an infection. Any ideas would be very much appreciated!

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    Default Re: Weaning from pump when you have a lot of supply

    I answered in pumping.

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