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How to stop breastfeeding?

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Lucylou21 Thu 02-Aug-07 10:54:29

I had planned on feeding my 15m DS into my pregnancy (I'm 13 weeks) but my body has other ideas. My milk supply has pretty much dried up and for some reason the sensation of her feeding makes me feel very sick. She eats lots and has plenty of other things to drink, her night feed seems to be a comfort thing rather than anything else.
I've got it down to one boob but how do I stop completely?

witchandchips Thu 02-Aug-07 11:00:43

do you mean she has one feed in the middle of the night or a feed last thing before bed?

mears Thu 02-Aug-07 11:03:53

Lucy - you just stop. I can empathise as I had the same thing when pregnant with DS3. DS2 sadly was only just over 10 months old but I felt terrible.

As you have only been feeding once a day your breasts will cope. I never gave a bottle or other drink instead of the breastfeed at night. It was last meal, drink, bath and bed.

Lucylou21 Thu 02-Aug-07 11:39:48

It occurred to me i've been writing Ds everywhere and it's DD! Must be having a boy....
witchandchips - it is just one feed before bed
mears - I did try that but Dd got very irate and refused to sleep until she'd fed. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to get Dp to put her to bed instead.

witchandchips Thu 02-Aug-07 11:45:31

this is what i did (around 13 mnths)

first get rid of sleeep associations of last feed by moving last feed downstairs.
Take dd upstairs and introduce new rituals and give cuddle and put in cot.

when dd is happy to go to sleep without breast, you can think about weaning her off the last feed. As soon as she starts wriggling, take her off and give her warm milk in special cup (or something similar). You will probably find that she will self wean off this feed. mine did in around 1 week

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