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A 34-year-old female asked:

I wish to stop breastfeeding-my baby is 5dayd old and has been having formula top up for low blood sugar. do i just stop or need to ween off the pump?

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Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Breast feeding: I am sorry that you want to stop nursing; it is so good for both baby and you. If you continue to pump, your body thinks it is still nursing. You can try pumping less and less each time, but it takes longer. Stopping, although uncomfortable, is the only way.

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