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weaning - now boobs sore

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mousymouse Sat 11-Jun-11 19:42:47

on the second day of weaning dd. she only fed evenings, mornings and one or two night feeds.
I'm sort of compressing them, wearing two bras after advice from a midwife.
should I express a little?or wait/take painkillers?

japhrimel Sat 11-Jun-11 19:45:29

What do you mean by weaning? Are you switching to formula? If you've just started solids, it should be a gradual process - breastmilk or formula should still supply approximately 50% of their nutritional needs at 12 months.

If you've decided to stop bfing, how old is your LO and how many feeds have you dropped? Really you want to only drop 1 a week.

mousymouse Sat 11-Jun-11 20:47:39

dd is already 18m, and eats well during the day.
dropping one feed a week didn't really work, especially as I was feeding her to sleep. very strong minded toddler.

japhrimel Sat 11-Jun-11 21:18:41

Lol, totally different scenario than I was envisaging! grin

I'd hand express for comfort myself. And definitely take painkillers - ibuprofen might help prevent mastitis as it's anti-inflammatory.

mousymouse Sun 12-Jun-11 18:16:15

I expessed a little last night, oh the relief, and took some ibuprofen.
feels much better today and dd didn' cry at all last night.

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