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Ok, have decided to stop bf my 7mo, am 5 (?) wks preg - how best to do it?

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MummyWantsANewBag Thu 08-Oct-09 11:54:59

Right having posted yesterday to say I wanted to keep bf I have had a change of heart. Full morning sickness hit me this morning like a ton of bricks and the memory of what last time was like has come flooding back.
I think its going to be too much for me to carry on (sad but realistic I think) so want to stop bf soon. DD already has 3oz formula every night (she is 7mo and has had 3oz formula every night since 12 weeks) so I know she is ok with a bottle, but how do I do it?? She has 3 bf a day, do I cut them out one by one or go cold turkey?
I did a search but just mostly saw things about cabbage leaves!

Wigeon Thu 08-Oct-09 14:08:08

I would not recommend going cold turkey with the breast-feeding - recipe for mastitis - I dropped the feeds very very gradually.

iwantitnow Thu 08-Oct-09 20:42:12

She may well self wean soon as the milk changes composition, my DD did I think when I was around 14 weeks and I had terrible morning sickness (I won't tell you how long it went on for..) Cut them out one a day, leaving bedtime till last usually.

MummyWantsANewBag Fri 09-Oct-09 08:26:51

Thanks guys, sorry I didn't come back yesterday. I tried to cut one feed out yesterday but she refused the bottle - I really hadn't seen that coming!!

WoTmania Fri 09-Oct-09 09:26:58

Maybe try cup feeding? DS1 cut down massively when I got pg with DS2 from about 6 weeks - apparently it changes flavour then.

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