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Weaning from the breast - HELP!

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frogernoff Mon 29-Jun-15 16:35:23

So I'm planning a little early I know, but my son is 3 months old. I plan to breastfeed exclusively to 6 months (which he'll be on 8th October) but I'm planning to return to work full time on or around 1st November. How do I start weaning him when he feeds every 2 hours during the day? I know weaning is a slow process, but he'll only be just 7 months old when I return to work, so in theory, I'm only giving myself 4 weeks to wean him?! I also want to feed him in the morning and then at night from the breast but I don't know how to plan or where to start. It's stressing me out as I know I need to return to work but I don't want him to go without!! Expressing is out of the question as I've tried everything and never have been able to express very well. I can be at it constantly for 2 days and only get 3 ounces! Please can someone help with other options without expressing being one of them, as I'm one of those unfortunate ones who can't! sad

SoupDragon Mon 29-Jun-15 16:38:27

You start by dropping feeds one at a time, replacing them with a bottle of formula, leaving the ones you want to keep.

museumum Mon 29-Jun-15 16:53:02

It will work out. Honestly.
I remember being sooo stressed around 5mo about returning to work p/t at 6mo with a bottle refuser.
We introduced a cup of milk at 6mo along with various foods and he just got it.
At 7mo He had breakfast and a bf before nursery. Porridge at lunch then gradually more of the nursery lunch. Bf at pickup. Dinner at dinner. Bf at bedtime and once in the night.

Springtimemama Tue 30-Jun-15 21:46:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

frogernoff Mon 06-Jul-15 11:13:28

Thanks for your replies, they've really helped!! smile

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