Hi girls, I need some help with weaning off the pump and drying up milk. Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes. I have a 5 week old. She would not take to the breast at birth so I have been pumping and refrigerating and freezing. I have a good bit in the refrigerator and 97 3-oz bags in the freezer. I am going back to work soon and would like to stop breastfeeding/pumping all together. I'm not able to pump at all at work. I have a fairly decent supply that I'm trying to dry up. I was pumping every 3 hrs and am now down to every 6-8 hrs. I currently pump 4x a day. I usually get about 24 oz per day.
I just want to make sure I'm going about this right, because I'm not seeing much of a decrease and it's been a week. I have extended my time in between pump sessions to 6-8 hrs in between them. I pretty much wait to pump until my breast feel very full, then I pump about 3oz out of each breast for comfort. (If I were to empty the breast entirely I would get around 6-10 oz total for both breasts) I also use the cabbage leaves 2-3x a day to help dry up my supply. I just want to know if this is the right way to go about drying up my supply, and is there anything else I should be doing? When should I cut bcak more? I only have a few more weeks before I go back to work.