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Need advice about weaning off breast

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Racheyg Mon 11-Jan-16 11:23:21

hi all ds2 is 8 months and we are a little slow on the food as he prefers breast. So he still bf every 1.5 hrs and every 3 after 7pm.

I go back to work in 7 weeks and I can't express more than 4 oz a day. I'm happy to continue bf but I don't know how it will work.

I will be working 3 days a week (mon, tues, wed) and out of the house from 9-19.30. Ds2 will be attending nursery.

I've really enjoyed bf this time as ds1 self weaned at 5 months and was always a struggle as only fed off one breast.

Advice greatly appreciated

Racheyg Mon 11-Jan-16 14:13:12


CityDweller Mon 11-Jan-16 15:15:49

He will be fine! He'll most likely up solids when apart from you and drink water and whatever bm you can express. If you still bf him when you're together he'll be getting all he needs. Just be prepared for reverse cycling at the beginning (increased night feeds)

Racheyg Mon 11-Jan-16 15:28:24

Thanks city.

If I continue past 1 year is it harder to wean off breast?

CityDweller Mon 11-Jan-16 20:33:13

Not necessarily, in my experience. I fed DD until she was about 2 (just one morning feed for last year, I think) and she had no issues when we stopped. But every baby/child is different.

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