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should i wean slowly off of breast milk?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Mileage may vary: Depends on the child's eagerness to embrace other foods, and on your ability to continue nursing. Stopping abruptly is mainly harmless, and some children do it on their own when they are able to express preferences. For others, slow weaning may be easier.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If you slowly wean you are less likely to suffer from engorgement. I would recommend that you decrease feedings by one each day or two until completed
Sep 18, 2013
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
32 years experience Pediatrics
Breastfeeding: You have to do whatever works for you and your baby, there is no right or wrong way to do it.
Answered on Dec 27, 2014
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: This helps prevent breast engorgement for you. Medically, there is nothing wrong with making a dramatic switch but this can be painful for mom.
Answered on Jun 8, 2011

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Regression: in milk production is gradual so some lingering pain.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Comfort feeding: Its time to think of your own comfort. If you can breast feed comfortly, continue. If you are tired and worn out its time to wean them.
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Breasts: Yes. It is impossible to wean from one breast.

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