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  1. #1
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    Default Just a quick Q

    I fully weaned 8 month old DS almost 2 weeks ago by gradually omitting nursing sessions which worked really well for both of us. However, this morning just after my shower I noticed that I had leaking nipples! I had to hand express my milk to allow my breasts to feel comfortable again. Over the past week my breasts had been a little tender, but I just thought this was due to giving up bfing and my body getting back to how it was before my pregnancy. Now I'm thinking it's due to them still producing a little milk

    Can you ladies give me any advice on how to get over this 'discomfort'... is there anything natural I can take to stop lactation completely?

    TIA
    -Ishy-

    Married 28 july 2005
    Mummy to my DS , born 30 july 2008
    proud to have BF him for 8 months
    Now a Mummy for the 2nd time to my DD , born 15 june 2012 for 15 1/2months! Still whenever we can and

    DS Stats
    Birth: 7lbs 15oz - 19.5inches
    4 yrs: 35lbs 4oz - 3feet 5.5inches
    5 yrs: 40lbs - 3feet 8inches

    DD Stats
    Birth: 7lbs 13oz - 19.5inches
    6.5 months 12lbs 14oz - 26inches
    9 months 15lbs 13oz
    15months 20lbs 11oz - 30 inches

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    Default Re: Just a quick Q

    it just takes some time....
    how many times was your toddler nursing when you weaned?


    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/weaning_mom.html
    Last edited by @llli*andreafromohio; April 7th, 2009 at 04:54 AM.

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    Default Re: Just a quick Q

    Peppermint or sage tea is supposed to be good for reducing milk supply.
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    Default Re: Just a quick Q

    We weaned a little over 2 months ago. Ds2 was nursing once a day.
    The full feeling and slight leaking went away after about 2 weeks.
    My breasts are still feeling very sensitive and I want that feeling to go away.
    Proud mom of 2 boys, both weaned gradually and with love.


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    Default Re: Just a quick Q

    Firstly thanks ladies for taking the time out to help.

    Before we started weaning we were nursing 5-6 times a day (that's including once during the night). When we started weaning we missed out the lunchtime feed as ds loves his pureed veggies. After that we started to nurse only every other feed then every third feed etc until we got down to nursing only at bedtime. We only did that for a couple of evenings before I stopped completely (I lost my Gran a couple of weeks ago just at that point, in fact, so that didn't help things as I hardly slept and was just so tired and realised my milk production was almost zero).

    I knew it would take time, but I was just so surprised this morning when I felt the milk leaking as I was convinced I no longer produced any milk at all. I'll try the peppermint tea (which I love anyway ) and see how that goes.

    Thanks again,
    -Ishy-

    Married 28 july 2005
    Mummy to my DS , born 30 july 2008
    proud to have BF him for 8 months
    Now a Mummy for the 2nd time to my DD , born 15 june 2012 for 15 1/2months! Still whenever we can and

    DS Stats
    Birth: 7lbs 15oz - 19.5inches
    4 yrs: 35lbs 4oz - 3feet 5.5inches
    5 yrs: 40lbs - 3feet 8inches

    DD Stats
    Birth: 7lbs 13oz - 19.5inches
    6.5 months 12lbs 14oz - 26inches
    9 months 15lbs 13oz
    15months 20lbs 11oz - 30 inches

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